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.
Sumi's journey is a testament to her resilience and determination to create a better life for herself and her child. Her success serves as an inspiration to all those facing adversity, reminding us of the transformative power of support, training, and the opportunity to rebuild one's life.
We share with you a story of Sharifa, a mother who has had her fair share of struggles in life and who recently, along with her family, visited Sreepur to share with us her successes in life.
The sudden death of Sharifa's husband in late 2004 left her as the sole provider for her four children. With no one to turn to for help, Sharifa felt lonely, scared and desperate for her family's future survival.
This #WomensDay we share with you Akhi's story of determination and how she is embracing equity in the face of adversity.
As Ruby Porter, MBE, retires as trustee to Sreepur Village, we would like to share with you Ruby's story of how she became involved with the charity and how she continued to dedicate her time to us over the last three decades
Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its main mode of expression and communication.
At Sreepur we do not have an art therapist but we do have a resident artist, Milon, who often teaches therapeutic art in his classes as the majority of children that come to live at Sreepur have witnessed or been part of a traumatic experience.
This week, as part of Trustees Week, we are highlighting the great work of all our trustees and today we would like to share with you the amazing work of one of our Trustees, Sabbir Karim.
We asked Sabbir if he could summarise The Sreepur Village in three words what would he say, Sabbir told us, "Hope, Education and Equality".
Wednesday's word is 'Trustee' and as part of this weeks Trustees Week, today we are delighted to share with you the remarkable work of one of our Trustees, Janette Porter.
We asked Janette if she could summarise The Sreepur Village in three words what would she say, Janette says, " Respect, Empowering and Sincere"
It's Charity Tuesday and as part of Trustees Week we are delighted to share with you today's trustee, Ruby Porter, MBE.
Today, March 8, is also #IWD2021 and the opportunity for us to share with you the story of Forida, a 14-year old girl living in The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh along with three of her siblings and her mother.
Jahanara, is a mother of two daughters and one son. When her husband passed away and in order to earn a living and survive she found a job locally making garments.
Everything was going so well but then COVID-19 struck!