Savings groups support women’s financial independence during COVID-19 in Bangladesh

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Taslima Begum sews dresses with a sewing machine provided through a WorldFish research for development effort to boost the financial independence of women during COVID-19. Photo by Tasnuva Zaman.

Already suffering from climate disasters and persistent floods, Bangladesh’s coastal communities were sorely impacted by the COVID-19 health and economic crisis. Lockdown restrictions halted fishing activities, which are the main source of income, nutrition, and livelihoods in many rural areas.… Read the rest