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VARANASI, INDIA September 13, 2010: IKEA's  Vandana Verma laughing with local women outside the Bhahawani Ganj Union Bank near Jamalpur Village in Jaunpur district outside of Varanasi, India. Local women  Sarita Devi, Pakeeza Bano, Neelam Patel and Vidya Devi had just completed an interaction with the bank regarding taking out a loan to finance income generating activities. The IKEA CEO is inspecting the social initiatives his company sponsors in collaboration with UNICEF and UNDP focusing on Womens Empowerment  through a number of programs based on self help groups (SHG).pic Graham Crouch/UNICEF
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