In the village of Boyerbanga in Khulna District, Southwest Bangladesh, the ground is shifting. For Kakon Mollick, a new business opportunity has laid the foundations for more than just greater financial security for him and his family of three.
Meet 32 year old Laheri Sarker – a dairy farmer from Bishnupur village of Gaibandha district, northwest Bangladesh. Laheri is an active member of ‘Bishnupur Purba Para Shukher Khani Dairy Milk Producer Group’ – established as part of United Purpose’s Improving Food Security and Livelihoods Project (IFSL) project. By joining the group at a critical time in starting up her farm, Laheri and her husband were able to transform their initially uncertain venture into a thriving business.
In rural Bangladesh, menstruation is largely viewed as impure, often imposing many restrictions on what women can do and where they can go. We are challenging these deeply rooted beliefs through our Women's Business Centres.
Meet Rita Begum, a small-scale poultry farmer from Rupsha Upazila in Khulna District, southwestern Bangladesh.
Ayesha fled the brutal violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State back in September. Together with her husband and five children, she embarked on the long, dangerous walk over hills and through forests to the refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.