Bag Lady

There are many African men and women who travel to Saudi Arabia for the religious pilgrimmage, called the Hajj, and then end up staying on in the country in search of a better life than they had back in their native countries. For many, it is a meager existence. Many of the women are unable to find work so they resort to dumpster diving or begging. Others set up shop outside popular businesses where they sell handmade women’s prayer dresses or other products.

About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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4 Responses to Bag Lady

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  2. Fishing Guy says:

    Susie: That is a sad state of affairs for these people.

  3. Bill B. says:

    How bad it must be!

  4. Geogypsy says:

    I’ve called myself a bag lady for a long time but don’t think I could carry any of them on my head.

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