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The Fashion Boss Who Built 700 Schools

Seema Aziz thinks her risk-taking approach has enabled her to become one of Pakistan's most successful businesswomen. She has also managed to set up 700 schools for poor children.

When Seema Aziz started the fashion house Bareeze, doubters told her she was crazy. Against the odds Seema built one of Pakistan's most famous brands, but when a devastating flood hit her factory outside Lahore, she decided to turn her attention to the welfare of her workers. The result is the CARE Foundation and over 700 schools to educate poorer children across Pakistan.

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(Photo: Seema Aziz. Credit: CARE Pakistan)

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