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As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, vulnerable workers in the informal sector in the Horn East and Central Africa region have been hit hard and are being pushed on the edge of poverty. Read the story of Atsede, a mother of two, working as a vegetable street vendor in Ethiopia and fighting every day to bring food for her children.
Elena came to own her own restaurant after joining an Oxfam women's support group in 2011. She did well for several months but is now struggling due to inflation, despite this she remains hopeful of sucess and of rebuilding Rumbek.