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Oral History Interview with Tania Begum



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Tania Begum was inspired to become a pharmacist, following in her father's footsteps to serve the community in healthcare. In 2013 she and co-owner Mahbubur Motlib opened Community Rx Pharmacy in Warren, Michigan, to serve the growing Bangladeshi community and other diverse communities. "We don't have a Bengali speaking pharmacy in this location… we want to be with the people and be their support center, a resource center for them,” she says. Tania says being a pharmacist is more than filling medicine bottles, rather it's an opportunity to educate people about their health and guide them through their healthcare needs.

“I found that passion where I want to be with people and the newcomers who don't understand the medication... who feel like they're lost... in the healthcare system,” she says. Her father was a pharmacist in Bangladesh prior to moving to the United States. Tania is one of metro Detroit's Bangladeshi Women Entrepreneurs.

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Duration: 00:14:28

ADDITIONAL METADATA
Date: December 16, 2020
Subject(s): Tania Begum
Type: Oral History
Source: Archival Creators Fellowship Program
Creator: Nargis Rahman
Location: Detroit, MI

PROVENANCE
Collection: Nargis Rahman Fellowship Project
Item History: 2021-06-18 (created); 2021-12-08 (modified)

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