To mark International Day of The Girl Child, we would like to share with you Yasmin’s story of success and how her dreams came true…
My name is Yasmin and I love travelling, gardening and tailoring. When I was three years old I was taken to The Sreepur Village. This is when my life began, it was an amazing experience but sometimes I missed home and my family, but I now understand that it was not possible for me to be with them. During my time at The Sreepur Village I learned tailoring and how to make products by hand, this helped me a lot.
I am 28 years old now and when I finished grade 9 I got a job in Dhaka. After one year, I suddenly got a call from The Sreepur village, they were calling to offer me a job as a store assistant in our onsite shop which is also open to the public. I accepted the offer because The Sreepur village is my home, my nostalgia and my family. Actually this was my dream, and now working as a store officer I can say all my dreams have finally come true.
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.