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Editor's Note

Food on the Table

As far as stories go, success is not defined by what you already have, but by the distance you travel. There are a couple of stories in Insight this issue about women entrepreneurs who are probably not richer than you, but their stories are worth telling.
Our cover story is about a woman who started off with no income whatsoever. Even her husband didn't work, so she was forced to find a way to make money. Her way out of poverty was planting trees and creating a nursery. The “She” page features a story about a woman who fought herself out of poverty by buying calves and selling the milk. Both women faced obstacles when they started becoming the moneymakers of the family. Their business success was overlooked; rather, people frowned upon the fact that a woman was taking entrepreneurial initiative outside the household. These women, along with millions of others, know what it is like to be totally powerless. Now they are finding out that the only way to get out of this is to get out and work, to be able to put your own food on the table and not have to wait for anyone else.

Abak Hussain
From the Insight Desk

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