Video | The bakery boss
 
 

When her husband’s illness left him house-bound, Affaf Abdel Maqsud assumed management of seven workers in a Cairo pita bread bakery. Taking on responsibilities typically borne by men, Affaf raised, educated and married off her children through her “breadwinning” role.

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Mostafa Darwish 
 
 

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