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.
As The Sreepur Village has protective measures in place to welcome new families during the Covid pandemic, we would like to share with you a story of why these mothers are in desperate need of our shelter, food and care.
Until Monday, we were unable to admit any new families to The Sreepur Village, but as identified cases of the virus are increasing daily, we are now able to safely admit some impoverished families who are in desperate need of shelter, food and care.
As Small Charities and Volunteers’ Week both fall in June, one of our long-standing supporters, Andy Bennett, has kindly offered to share with us her experiences with The Sreepur Village charity from the initial concept in the 1980’s to the current village today, which helps keep together 150 impoverished mothers and their 300 children, empowering families with hope for a brighter future: