The New York Times Magazine has dedicated a special issue (Aug. 23, 2009) to women’s issues and gender equality.
Featured on the cover of the magazine (print edition) is a photo of a woman from Burundi, a woman who could not read or write, who was able to get away from literal enslavement in her hut, escaping the grinding poverty of life in her village, with the help of a US $2 dollar micro-loan.
Now she is the main breadwinner for her family and a shining example for her whole community.
She is living proof of what women can achieve with even the smallest amount of help from people who care.
[Keep reading @ Jewels in The Jungle]