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Football Seller

Abida Parveen is a skillful woman from Islamabad who sews and sells footballs to provide for her children and ailing husband

Blue Area is Islamabad's most elite area. Its tall, shiny buildings and sprawling mansions speak of its inhabitant's opulence. On one of its pavements, however, sits a highly skillful woman who spends her day sewing footballs with her hands, which she then puts up for sale. Abida Parveen says hard times forced her to take up this task. She is a mother of four, and her husband is unable to earn bread for the family due to his illness. Her day's labour provides her with Rs. 400-500, barely enough to put food on the…