South Asia’s rural women enter the global marketplace

Models walk the runway during regional conclave in New Delhi, India. Photo: World Bank For centuries, women in the harsh deserts of Rajasthan, India, embroidered richly-colored mirror-work garments for their own use, saving the best for their daughters’ dowries. Today their painstaking efforts reach homes across the world through retail giants such as IKEA, enabling these impoverished women to tur...