Love touched our lives as well. This becomes the most important thing in our life sometimes – it is the truth. I have been living in Dhaka since my birth. My hometown is Barishal. My family comprises of my mother, father, two sisters, my wife (smiling) and I. I was able to complete my education up to H.S.C second year. However, I was unable to take the examination. What happened was, I fell in love with a girl about a year and a half ago. My father is a painter. My fiance’s father runs a tea stall. My wife and I eloped and got married. Her father could not accept this at all. He filed a case against me. One and a half months before the examination, I was locked up. I stayed locked up for about a week. Later, my mother bailed me out. I live with my wife now in a neighboring area.
You know, I first saw her at a school event two years ago. We fell in love right in that moment. We both are commerce students. She was supposed to take the S.S.C examination this year. But neither of us could take the exam this time. Hopefully, we will take it next year. My first job ever is in this very factory. The compensation is not equivalent to the effort I put in. I now realize the intensity of struggle in this profession, but it all seems worth it when I think about my love. I have my wife, I have my mother. I get inspired to do more with their support.
– An employee at a garment employee