On the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse that killed 1,135 people and injured 2,500 more in Bangladesh, the poverty-fighting organization CARE stands in solidarity with the victims, their families and garment factory workers across Bangladesh.
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This ‘burden’ said no to child marriage, and demanded an education instead.
It was all arranged, even the dowry.
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This week CBS Atlanta News is looking at CARE in our community. The nonprofit committed to ending extreme global poverty is celebrating 20 years in Atlanta, and there are Atlantan's focused on funding the work they're doing.
Work is hard to find in Koibortopara, the remote village in northern Bangladesh where Kallani and her family struggled for years to survive.
“We had no way out,” she says. “No food, no clothing, as we had no consistent income.”
Nijera Cottage and Village Industries (NCVI) is a worker- and artisan-owned social enterprise that represents groups that work in kantha (quilts made using a certain type of embroidery), shibori (a Japanese method for dyeing cloth that is similar to tie-dye), dyeing and indigo production in Rangp