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Picture of a woman in a blue sari in Bangladesh standing in front of art depicting a woman sipping tea
March 30, 2021

A Home of Her Own

A widow in Bangladesh stands in her family's home, which she paid for with money from a special bank for the poor. Her story was told in the October 1998 issue, and explained that the loan allowed her the freedom to start a business to provide for her family—without resorting to another marriage.
Photograph by Karen Kasmauski, Nat Geo Image Collection

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