Cash handout project helps women overcome US gender and race barriers

Cash handout project helps women overcome US gender and race barriers

As interest in basic income grants grows, a major scheme in Georgia aims to support black women

Shoppers in Columbus, Georgia, US, in September 2020. Picture: REUTERS/ELIJAH NOUVELAGE Washington — Applying for jobs, picking up gig work as a delivery driver, looking after her six children: life is an endless juggling act for single mom Sheila as she struggles to make ends meet and provide for her family in Atlanta, Georgia.

“It’s tiring, because I’m [trying] to find steady income,” said Sheila, 33, whose name has been changed to protect her privacy.But this week, she will start receiving regular […]

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