Posts tagged: Women

Bangla New Year Parade

Observance of colourful Bangladeshi Poila Boishakh has become popular in the cities. Early in the morning, people gather under a big tree or on the bank of a lake to witness the sunrise. Artists present songs to usher in the…

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Salma talks to her husband who is a construction worker in Singapore, through a mobile phone service set up by Fatema Begum, a woman entrepreneur. Many families in Dhaluarchar, a flood prone part of Bangladesh, with an average per-capita income…

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Fatema Begum makes a house call to a neighbour to set up a phone call to the woman’s son who works overseas. Many families in Dhaluarchar, a flood prone part of Bangladesh, with an average per-capita income of $300, had…

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Fatema Begum and her husband, Badruddin Zaman, cross a flood zone to visit a customer. Many families in Dhaluarchar, a flood prone part of Bangladesh, with an average per-capita income of $300, had migrant workers who worked in the Middle…

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