Just Bread: Transforming women refugees’ lives, one slice at a time

By Amelia Gentleman in The Guardian

In March this year, a group of unemployed women refugees from Iran, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, Eritrea and Sri Lanka gathered for the first time in a restaurant kitchen beneath some railway arches in east London to learn how to bake bread.

To begin with, the lessons were very quiet because the women were shy and hampered by poor English. None of them was brimming with self-confidence and some were dubious about the value of a course teaching bread-making skills.

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