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Harvesting Tea in Thailand

CHIANG RAI THAILAND - NOVEMBER 11: An Akha Hilltribe woman smiles as she picks Oolong #17 tea leaves during a harvest at the Suwirun Tea farm in the hills outside of Chaing Rai November 11, 2012 in Chiang Rai, Thailand. There are around 40...

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Ahmedabad, India: Rehat Rangrez (left), Noorjahan Makrani (centre), and Sangeeta Parmar (right) create handcrafted bags at the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA) Artisan HouseSEWA is a trade union for poor, self-employed women in the informal sector. The House was opened in 2014 to support women...

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Ahmedabad, India: Bhavna Ben Ramesh (at machine) and Urmila Rathore sew handmade purses out of their homes. Their work is essential to their family's income, though women's home-based work often goes unrecognized. The women joined the Self Employed Women's Organization (SEWA), a trade union that...

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Ahmedabad, India: Narmada Ben, an informal worker, carries out important surveys in her neighbourhood slum. She upgraded her skills by attending trainings through the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), a trade union for poor, self-employed women in the informal sector, and Mahila Housing Trust (MHT)...

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Ahmedabad, India: .Bhavna Headod is a home based worker who has a beauty parlor. She is doing henna design on the hand of Padma, a customer. She took a micro loan for the parlor from SEWA, 5 years ago. She makes an average of 3-4000...

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Ahmedabad, India: .Bhavna Headod is a home based worker who has a beauty parlor. Bhavna works on a customers eyebrows at the salon.She took a micro loan for the parlor from SEWA, 5 years ago. She makes an average of 3-4000 rupees a month, during...

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Ahmedabad, India: Rookmani Ram Naryan (left) and her daughter, Kavita Harshiresh Yemul, spend many hours each day on the floor of their small home hand rolling Indian-style cigarettes called bidi. Home-based workers such as Rookmani and Kavita, both members of the Self Employed Women's Association...