Oprah: Where Are They Now?

How One Woman Ended the Cycle of Poverty in Her Family

  • Posted: 10/30/2014
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In 1989, 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' struck a nerve by featuring mothers and daughters dependent on welfare. As Oprah tried to understand why that cycle was being repeated generation after generation, viewers met Dorothy Sanders and her daughter Altomese. At that point, Altomese, who was raising two children, had been on welfare for nine years. Twenty-five years later, Altomese has broken the cycle and is working as a real estate agent. Watch as she shares how she rose from a Section 8 housing tenant to a landlord.

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