Yesterday (or rather, day before) saw my 2nd article in the Daily Targum. I haven’t posted about it until now, because… well. Exams. Kind of hard to be an awesome blogger chick when you’ve got your education thing going.
Dr. Brumfield of Rutgers University, along with Akdeniz University and a photojournalist by the name of Mick Minard (a woman, by the way), has started this project in Turkey that teaches this group of women farmers business skills that will help them to make a profit off of their livelihood in an efficient manner, making their lives easier. You can find my article here.
I had difficulty writing this. Brumfield is all the way in Turkey and Minard’s power went out what with all the snow… I couldn’t get more sources seeing as I was too busy chasing these two down, and literally got my article in at (after) last minute. It’s just an okay piece for me… I wish I had more.
I wish I could have spoken to them in person. I would have gotten a different angle out of them. There’s another project by CARE USA that this reminded me of… Simply put, women’s disadvantages and lack of opportunity has led to one of our biggest epidemics: poverty. I won’t say too much, because this video says it all for me.
Ab imo pectore,
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