Maliha, a Bedouin mother of four, at her home in Nuweiba, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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Aida Abdel-Fattah doesn't believe it when promises are made about making life better in the Cairo slum where she lives. By Holly Pickett for NPR hide caption

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