When CARE stepped in, Aysha Begum was already skilled at spinning threads for handlooms, but was mired in poverty because she was being exploited by her buyers. CARE empowered Aysha with business training, and now her business is thriving!

"Thanks to CARE, I have not only increased my income, but have also been able to foster savings, which I use for the benefit of my family in many ways," she said. 

Photo: 2009 CARE