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Female Refugees in Vermont Lead as Breadwinners

Source: Women’s E-News

Female refugees take many paths to a Vermont resettlement program. But a drive to support their families–sometimes with the first paid employment of their lives–buoys many along, often more successfully than male counterparts.

COLCHESTER, Vt. (WOMENSENEWS)–These days Hsar Ra Bin Ji chats breezily about the difficult times she’s survived. The 22-year-old refugee from Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, fled her homeland in 2001 and spent her teen years in a western Thailand refugee camp. read more