The children of one of Shahnaz Hossain Begum's neighbors at their home in Bari Majlish village outside Dhaka, Bangladesh. (Shahnaz Hossain Begum is featured in the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) Shahnaz got her first micro loan several years ago, from BRAC, Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee, to buy cows to produce milk for sale. She repaid her initial loan and has since gotten new ones over the years along with thousands of her fellow Bangladeshis. This mother of four was able to earn enough to build several rental rooms next to her home. She and her tenants share a companionable outdoor cooking space and all largely cook traditional Bangladeshi foods such as dahl, ruti (also spelled roti), and vegetable curries. She and her family don't drink the milk that helps provide their income.
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