25 May, 2017
Shonchita has been living in this slum with her husband for 25 years. She is climate migrant. The lost their home at Moajjempur village in Mymensingh due to flood and riverbank erosion. Thy have three sons. Her husband used to sale vegetables in the big market in moddho baimail. After a conflict had occurred among the sellers regarding place allocation, her husband Abdul Mannan started sell vegetables along on the roadside. Shonchita also helped her husband in his business. When she got fund from BRUP, she extended their business. First two months she was selling vegetables. But vegetables often become rotted. So they changed business. Now they are selling various types of spices. They are making a monthly profit of 10000-12000 taka.
“When we will be able to save 25000-26000 taka, I will buy a cow”- said Shonchita.
Shoncita and her hasband has another dream. They dream to rent a shop for their business. But it needs around 1 lac taka as a security money to rent a shop. Slowly but steadily they are working to fulfill their dream.