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Rural women becoming self-reliant

Update : 15 May 2013, 11:17 AM

Women in rural areas of Faridpur district have engaged themselves in different income generating activities with a view to making their families financially solvent.

The women are keen to become self-reliant, and a good number have completed long- and short-term training programmes delivered by the departments of youth development and women affairs.

Women in Sadar, Boalmari, Alfadanga, Madhukhali, Nagarkanda, Bhanga, Sadarpur, Shaltha and Charvadrasan upazilas are involved and have been able to improve their circumstances over the past few years through livestock and poultry production.

Many have also achieved household solvency by cultivating vegetables in their home yards and working on agricultural lands.

Moyna Begum, a housewife of Solna village said she started working as an agricultural labourer, and cultivated vegetables in her home yard. One year later, she started poultry farming, and now she earns a profit of Tk1,500-Tk2,000 a week.

Salma Begum, said her life has changed since buying a cow and a sewing machine, adding that she was happier around her children.

Like Salma and Moyna, there are a good number of disadvantaged women in the different upazilas who have achieved self-reliance by dint of their diligence and hard work.

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