“I came to Dhaka from Mymensingh in 2010. I used to live in extreme poverty back in my village and often had to face harassment from the local men. That is why I left my home, in hope of a better life and security. I am working in a garment factory for the last seven years. In the beginning, I used to work as a helper, but now I am an operator. I have always dreamt of becoming a doctor ever since I was a child. However, that is not the reality. How can a girl who only went to school until the sixth grade ever become a doctor?
I have a son, a daughter and my husband in my family. My husband is a rickshaw puller. Although we could not totally escape from the shadows of poverty, my family is still doing well. I can never become a doctor, but my dream is still alive. Therefore, I want my children to have a decent education and be able to stand on their own feet. My desire is that my children will accomplish my incomplete dream someday.”
– Employee at a garment factory