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A few years ago, Roida joined an organization in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, that employs women recovering from painful and stigmatizing fistula complications.  After finishing the training program, she was hired full-time and became apprenticed to Claudi, the organization's master screen printer.  Roida also has hearing trouble, so Claudi learned Swahili Sign Language and is currently teaching Roida so that she is better able to communicate.  She loves her work and the loving community of women artisans.  Roida came from a community that ostracized her for her medical issues, but everyone here understands and accepts her, and everyone is her friend.  With her income, she can support herself and her two brothers.

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