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2011 VOF Module 1

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A voice bloomed on the rock hill

As dusk was falling, the 39 year old wife got home after PARMA, the traditional mutual labor exchange at her neighbor’s farm. She was trying to break her fatigue with her sighs. … Read More»

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“Wit rules, strength rolls the logs”.

She is a tiny human being, but a huge personality. She sits on her wheelchair as a beautiful porcelain doll on her throne. She is so fragile that if you grasp her hand it will break. … Read More»

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“I never expected this shock in life”, says Grace Jerry. … Read More»

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I found her preparing for her first party meeting with other village leaders. “We can talk before the meeting starts. It is an introductory meeting nothing much to worry about”. … Read More»

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Gang raped, beaten and dumped at unknown places; Sex worker tranforms lives

Seeing Beatrice Chanda lecture a class full of obscene looking girls and women, one cannot imagine that the well-dressed lady, so eloquent in her lectures, was once a sex worker. … Read More»

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A changemaker who dared to defy!

“My biggest achievement has been to get people to embrace, as well as pursue education. I don’t believe in giving alms. To provide education is the best weapon to fight any evil.” Qazi says aptly. … Read More»

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The Little Girls became Literate Women of Taliban Time

The big wooden gate opened, hundreds of little girls and mature women dressed in light blue Kamiz and white Shalwar and veil entered with their loud screams and joy. … Read More»

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Barbadian Entrepreneur: Crafting Her Own Fate

At the age of seven, Toni Thorne spearheaded a summer camp for her Planet Club. At 18, she started BoUiK, a fashion design and creative lifestyle company. … Read More»

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Putting a Smile on an Abused Woman’s Face Gratifies Lenny

After enduring two years of torture and enslavement at the hands of an abusive husband, Lenny Kebirungi decided she could take no more. “Why can’t you at least do one thing right?” He asked me. … Read More»

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Gina Escheback: A Life-Changing Struggle

When you see her warm and welcoming smile, you can’t imagine all the pain she is carrying. Claudia Quintero, or “Gina Escheback”, is a survivor with a 24/7 available optimism. … Read More»

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