Every week, we like to share with you a story of one of our mothers or children and today we are sharing Parven's story.
Parven, a mother of six children, sought refuge at The Sreepur Village in June. Her husband was too sick to work which meant he could no longer provide for his large family.
Everything was good before the birth of their third child. They were
living with their extended families who helped them with their meals, their clothes and somewhere to live. However, just after the birth of their third daughter, these family members started to dominate Parven, they did this becuase her husband could not do anything.
Family members used to say "Parven, you have to do all the household chores"
which was very tough for her with six children to care for.
Parven says, ‘’When my family was getting bigger, my children started to drop out
from school, they were going without food and clothes. After my sixth child,
family members of my in-laws refused to give food to all my children. They were mean and mistreated me but they were also mean to my children and forced me to return to my parents house but when I arrived my brothers and their wives started to bully me and pressurise me so I left and found refuge at The Sreepur Village, my home for one month.
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.