Yesterday was Every Woman Day but in The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh, every day is Women’s Day.
Here is a story of one woman’s journey to empowerment…
“I am Rita and I come from the notoriously poor char area in northern Bangladesh. I have one child and when my husband left me, about five years ago, I struggled to look after myself let alone my child. One day I heard about The Sreepur village, so I decided to go there.
My journey to empowerment started in 2018 but before I arrived at The Sreepur Village I was unable to communicate very well but now thanks to a number of empowering training schemes like the agriculture and literacy programme, I am able to learn new skills as well as read, write and interact with others.
I want to forget about my past and because of The Sreepur Village I am able to do this, and I am proud to say that now I have finally recovered from my traumatic past. I now feel free and happy. I have always wanted to be independent and self-sufficient and in 2021 when I leave The Sreepur Village I plan to make a small farm in my house. I hope I can do it properly. Everyone please pray for me so that I can fulfil my dreams.”
You can support women like Rita by wearing one of our enamel Sreepur pins. For every pin sold, the proceeds will go to empowering more vulnerable women not just today but every day.
Click here to order your pin.
During our Swim Safe programme this year, we were able to ask one of our young swimmers, Adelle and her instructor, Vivash, what they thought of the swimming programme.