Manizha describes the poverty of the five women who made the baby booties. Some of them are the only breadwinners in their families, as the men were disabled in all the fighting. With the money earned from knitting baby booties, each woman was able to feed her family a meager diet of rice, bread, and vegetables for a month.
Manizha came to Dallas, Oklahoma City, and Chicago for business training with the Peace Through Business Program of the Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women, a nonprofit based in Oklahoma City. She expressed deep gratitude for all she has learned.