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Women’s Empowerment in Bangladesh

 IPS 15 February 2019

Microfinance programmes are helping tribal women in rural Bangladesh to learn the skills they need to earn a better income and provide for their families. Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) has introduced microfinance programmes, which are proving to be a revolutionary tool in lending women in Bangladesh a voice. It has helped women like Minu gain economic freedom by going from a hard life as a farm labourer to running her own dressmaking business. (864 Words) - By Naimul Haq

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Cheya Chakma (in yellow dress) showing an employee how to fine tune some stitching. Credit: Naimul Haq /IPS

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