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A micro-loan recipient stitches net bags destined for Dhaka at her home in the village of Bari Majlish, an hour outside Dhaka, Bangladesh. (From the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) Each bag sells for 1.2 taka ($0.02 USD). In order for a seamstress to make the equivalent of $1 (USD), she must sew 1,000 bags. She received a micro-loan from the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee (BRAC), which provides micro-loans to village women making mesh bags.

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A micro-loan recipient stitches net bags destined for Dhaka  at her home in  the village of Bari Majlish, an hour outside Dhaka, Bangladesh. (From the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.)  Each bag sells for 1.2 taka ($0.02 USD). In order for a seamstress to make the equivalent of $1 (USD), she must sew 1,000 bags. She received a micro-loan from the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee (BRAC), which provides micro-loans to village women making mesh bags.