Today is International Women's Day and The Sreepur Village would like to share with you a story of hope and empowerment:
After the death of her husband, Khadija and her three children were evicted from their home by her husband’s elder brother. Abandoned and alone the only option for Khadija and her children was to move to Dhaka.
It was whilst living in a park that Khadija’s children met an organisation that offered to refer them all to The Sreepur Village (Shishu Polli Plus), the only residential mother and child project in Bangladesh. Without The Sreepur Village Khadija would have had to place her children in institutional care and spend the rest of her life alone on the streets of Dhaka.
Over the course of their three year stay at The Sreepur Village, many firsts happened for Khadija’s family: her daughter and sons were, for the first time, able to attend school; Khadija was able to save money for her future whereas previously she had never been given the chance; Khadija was able to work with The Sreepur Village staff to plan for her future; and, best of all, Khadija was invited to an anniversary event by her referring organisation and was able to tell the audience of her remarkable story.
Khadija is now in work and providing for her three children to live with her and attend school. It is with the support of companies, like Mountain Warehouse, that The Sreepur Village is able to continue to provide Khadija and her family with rays of hope in today’s challenging society.
Khadija and her family will never get the opportunity to thank you for the support you have given to her and her family at The Sreepur Village, which has made such an impact on the life of herself and her children.
On behalf of Khadija and the many women and children who are improving their life chances at The Sreepur Village we would like to express how much they appreciate the opportunities they are provided with.
When life took a difficult turn with her husband falling ill and struggling to support the family, Kulsum faced challenges that seemed insurmountable. Despite seeking help from her family, the situation remained incredibly tough. However, the introduction to Sreepur Village and the assistance provided by the organisation marked a turning point in Kulsum's life.
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.