Destitute woman Jahanara Begum is an inhabitant of village Kawartekai under Patuli union of Belabo Upazila of Narsingdi district. She has been living with two sons, one daughter and disabled husband Md. Khalilur Rahaman with very hardship. She was recruited 1st cycle WCGs member on 15th February 2008. She used to save little amount of money from her cash wages after maintaining family expenditure. This way after one year she saved an amount of money. Simultaneously she was paid 3680 taka arrear salary at a time.
She bought two calves (ox) by this money and rearing (Beef fattening) these after ending of her daily duty. Her children and husband also helping to rear theses oxes.
Now the market value of these two oxes is approximately 60,000 taka.
She will buy some land and two calves again by selling two oxes and continue beef fattening. After ending of her job with REOPA, she will take another IGA on agriculture.
She will continue her daughter’s (student of class six) education and send two boys to school. Now her family is happy. She has confident on to make a good future after receiving REOPA project training and formation of capital.
She said “I am grateful to PAPRI for my change” and hope PAPRI will continue it activities for other destitute women like me.