International Women's Day 2023


March 08, 2023 2 Comments

This #WomensDay we share with you Akhi's story of determination and how she is embracing equity in the face of adversity.

Akhi's life has never been easy. Losing her father at a young age was hard enough, but things only got worse when her mother remarried and sent her to a shelter home. Despite the challenges she faced, Akhi remained strong and determined to create a better life for herself.

After marrying her husband, Akhi thought her troubles were over, but her husband's sudden job loss and subsequent violence left her feeling trapped and helpless. Akhi tried to convince him to find work, but he refused to listen, and his abuse escalated.

In 2021, Akhi gave birth to a baby boy, and she once again tried to make things work with her husband. Sadly, his behaviour only grew more aggressive which was when Akhi knew it was time to leave for good.

Making the difficult decision to leave her husband and start a new life, Akhi began working at a factory but struggled to provide for herself and her young son. It was a tough road, but she refused to give up.

When Akhi arrived at Sreepur Village she immediately enrolled in higher secondary education and put all her efforts into working hard to develop new skills and knowledge.

Despite the challenges she has faced, Akhi remains hopeful about the future. She knows that with hard work and determination, she can build a better life for herself and her children. 

Furthermore, with an education under her belt Akhi feels empowered to return to her community with the confidence to seek equal opportunities in employment and take ownership of her own socio-economic developments. 

 

 



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Sreepur Village
Sreepur Village

March 16, 2023

Thank you Mark for your kind words we really do value what our supporters think and it is wonderful to hear how we are your favourite charity and how you are aware of the work we do since Pat initiated the Project many many years ago.

Do please email me if you would like to get in touch personally.

Thank you

Natalie

Mark
Mark

March 16, 2023

This is definitely my favourite charity. I am in awe of how much Pat has achieved – & in the face of huge challenges to create Sreepur in the first place . A shining example what one person, in no great position of influence when she was an Airhostess with B.A ( when I met her on a training course) was able to create – and keep going for so many years . ‘Hats off “ to you Pat .

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