A BAKER’S STORY

LUTFUNNESSA IS­LAM

Elle (Canada) - - World -

“I moved to Amer­ica 20 years ago from Bangladesh with a mas­ter’s in political sci­ence, but my hus­band didn’t like the idea of me work­ing full-time. So I was a house­wife, and I al­ways baked cha­p­atis and made cur­ries for my fam­ily, but I had no pro­fes­sional ex­pe­ri­ence. Six years ago, a friend gave me a flyer for Hot Bread Kitchen. Now, I teach other women how to make cha­p­atis and other prod­ucts, help sell our breads at a green-mar­ket booth and sup­port my fam­ily. My hus­band got in­jured, and now I’m the sole bread­win­ner. Even when I’m re­ally tired, I can al­ways find en­ergy for Hot Bread Kitchen. I love help­ing other women.”

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