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Coronavirus: 'Fashion box money will feed my family'

Angie Brown

BBC Scotland news reporter

Fatema Begum
Fatema Begum

A Bangladeshi garment worker says a "fashion box" scheme set up by an Edinburgh business will help her feed her family.

Fatema Begum, 30, is one of an estimated two million garment workers in Bangladesh who lost their jobs during the coronavirus crisis.

The mother-of-two who is the sole earner for her family told BBC Scotland she lost her job in April.

"It has been really difficult, my family is dependent on me, but now we are all helpless," she said.

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Fatema Begum
Fatema Begum