Suzanne Lee

Gobindagonj Upazila, Gaibandha, Bangladesh

A widow, Rubi Begum, 40 (sitting in centre), sells small products in Ghagoa Villlage. Living alone after her husband's passing, she has found financial independence by working as a saleswoman, earning 3500 - 5000 Bangladeshi Taka (GBP 30 - 42) monthly. She is one of many rural Bangladeshi women trained by NGO CARE Bangladesh as part of their project on empowering women in this traditionally patriarchal society. Named 'Aparajitas', which means 'women who never accept defeat', these women are trained to sell products in their villages and others around them from door-to-door, bringing global products from brands such as BATA, Unilever and GDFL to the most remote of villages, and bringing social and financial empowerment to themselves.

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Suzanne Lee
Gobindagonj Upazila, Gaibandha
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