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Romania's Superwoman: Everyday A Girl #EDAG

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By Melissa Elle


This is the story of Nuta for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Melissa Elle via UN Online Volunteers.



Nuta is a 37 years old Romanian woman, mother of 2 children and my aunt. The first thing she must do after she wakes up is to dress up. This is before her morning routine.




Once she’s ready she has to prepare the chicken feed.





She enjoys watching how the little birds eat all that she has prepared. 




The next step on a summer day is digging. She has to dig the carrots in the garden and evaluate their growth day by day.




When she finishes with the garden she comes inside and makes the fire for cooking.




On the day this picture was taken, Nuța baked some potatoes which we served with cheese.



Rekha from India: Everyday A Girl #EDAG

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By Manjima Misra



This is the story of Rekha Biswas for #EverydayAGirl, as shared by Manjima Misra via UN Online Volunteers.





This is Rekha Biswas, aged 48, who lives in Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India.





She is a handloom weaver who makes couches out of jute and bamboo. It is almost like a mini cottage industry, which is the main source of her income and she devotes maximum of her time to this work.




After her weaving work in the daytime is completed, she goes to fetch water and has to go through the daily hassles and fights to collect water as there is not sufficient availability of groundwater through pumping.