To celebrate International Children’s Book Day, The Sreepur Village has the perfect page turner…
Our bookmarks are made entirely by hand by the women of The Sreepur Village, from the locally sourced jute used to creating them to the natural vegetable dyes used to decorating and embroidering them. For under £2, these 100% Eco-friendly and World Fair Trade accredited bookmarks are a charitable way of marking any page in your favourite book.
Life can sometimes throw unimaginable challenges at us, but it's the human spirit's resilience and determination that can lead to remarkable stories of triumph.
Lia's life is a testament to this spirit, marked by adversity, courage, and ultimate success. Lia's story draws parallels to other stories of perseverance, and highlights the crucial role of organisations like Sreepur Village in transforming lives.
Out of the blue, at the tender age of 13, Chia found herself sitting on a bridal stage, about to marry a man who was 35 years old. Her parents had arranged the match, finding the man from their nearby locality in Bhairab.
He was a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) businessman who occasionally sold vegetables and fruits on the street. Chia's aspirations and youthful dreams were abruptly interrupted by this sudden marriage. Instead of books, she found herself with kitchen utensils in her hands. She went from feeling like a princess to becoming a servant overnight.