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Afghan women weave their way out of poverty

American women help to revive Afghanistan's rich carpet weaving heritage by empowering the women who make them.

Last updated: 22 Dec 2013 14:57
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Afghanistan has historically been renowned around the world for its carpets.

For many women in isolated villages, weaving could be a way to make a living – if they had the means to export their wares and a reliable market to buy them.

An organisation in Chicago is helping women in Bamian Province do business.

Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Chicago.

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