Diversity and Inclusion at The Sreepur Village


September 08, 2021

As we celebrate the recent success of our Patron and British Paralympian, Dame Sarah Storey, we would also like to celebrate the aspirations and goals of other women who in the face of adversity have also never given up.

"I am Fatema and I am a mother of a 7 year-old daughter. My husband used to beat me with a baton, all in the name of a dowry.  Emotionally and physically beaten, I couldn’t continue with my marriage. When I was only seven, I was infected by typhoid fever and due to living in extreme poverty my parents couldn’t afford medical treatment. It was typhoid fever that disabled me."

Since January 2019, Fatema and her daughter have been living at Sreepur Village. Already, she has become an expert in tailoring and despite her disability she now believes she will be able to start a tailoring business and make a better future for her and her daughter.

Akhi and Shapla grew up together at the Sreepur Village. Now Akhi is working in the Token Economy section at Sreepur. "God created me like this, I don’t have any regrets" she said. "Despite my disability, I want to contribute to society" she added.

Shapla works for Sreepur Village Trade as a Production Assistant (Sewing). She says "I can do everything except walk, The Sreepur Village has given me the strength I need  to move on. I’m an expert in sewing so I don’t have to move much and my colleagues are very cooperative. she also adds, "I couldn’t have done any of this without The Sreepur Village.

It is because of our generous donors, sponsors, volunteers, fundraisers and trustees who from the onset 32 years ago until now have been supporting our mothers and their children so that they can lead the life they deserve.  A life without fear, trauma or exclusion instead a life full of hope, independence, dignity and inclusion.

Thank you for your continued support.



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