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.
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".
Ripa Begum hails from the northern part of Bangladesh. A mother of three, Ripa seeked shelter from The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh, in May, 2018 when river erosion completely washed away her house and all her belongings. Unfortunately, every year hundreds of families will lose their homes due to river erosion, especially in Northern Bangladesh where many of our mothers live.
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.
COVID-19 has affected our lives in so many ways and has hit many industries really hard, so as we commence Payroll Giving week, we would also like to think of those who have been furloughed or for those who have lost their jobs during these very challenging and stressful times.