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Nepal
Sita's story

Sita's story

"I felt numb and couldn't believe the situation I was in... I was forced to start the work. I tried resisting but that did not work for long."

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Bina's story

Bina's story

“I never knew that rearing goats could make me an entrepreneur and not just merely a shepherd.”

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Anju's story

Anju's story

“As I earned a decent amount from poultry farming in the beginning of the business itself, I am now approached by neighbours, and by even my husband, regarding ideal farming techniques and suggestions for improving their work. I feel very proud of myself.”

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Bangladesh
Sheuli's story

Sheuli's story

"The day care centre took away all my worries about my child’s wellbeing allowing me to focus on earning the money we needed to survive.” ​

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Bangladesh
Jamal's story

Jamal's story

Jamal* used to run with the wrong crowd but he's turned his life around. At the Nagorik drop-in centre he's learned to read and write, and now earns a decent salary working in a tailoring shop.

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Bangladesh
Faraha and Tasmia's story

Faraha and Tasmia's story

“No school would enrol her as she had fallen behind in her education. At the Nagorik centre, she was able to catch up on her studies and make friends too." Faraha wants a good education and better opportunities, for her daughter Tasmia, than she had.

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Bangladesh
Rukhsar's story

Rukhsar's story

“Learning at the centre has transformed my life. I am more conscientious now and participate in all workshops and activities." Rukhsar* is a bright student and talented seamstress. Her journey through education has been filled with many challenges, but that hasn't stopped her!

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Bangladesh
Ayesha's story

Ayesha's story

Ayesha* loves going to school and wants to be a Police Officer when she grows up.

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Bangladesh
Shahida's story

Shahida's story

"He is getting nutritious food and medical care along with education in the safe environment of the day care centre.” While Shahida* works at a garment factory, her son Rizi* attends Nagorik's day care centre. She knows he will be safe there, and receive nutritious food and a good education.

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Bangladesh
Akhtari's story

Akhtari's story

Akhtari* is 13 years old and lives with her parents and older sisters in Dhaka. She has big dreams of becoming and banker and is determined to finishing her schooling.

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Bangladesh
Nasima's story

Nasima's story

Nazrul attends the Nagorik Uddyog day care centre in Dhaka, Bangladesh while his mum, Nasima, earns an income at a garment factory. Supporting mothers to earn a living helps protection children from harm and exploitation. We work with families so that children grow up with strong layers of support and protection around them.

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Nepal
Paru's story

Paru's story

“I have been spreading awareness among the girls and community people focusing on early marriage, as this has been one of the most difficult challenges that I have myself faced.”

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Asha’s story of resilience

Asha’s story of resilience

"I aim to fight against abuse and modern slavery in my future and use my voice to ensure a dignified life for survivors like me."

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Sapana's story

Sapana's story

“CLAMP supported me in becoming self-employed. The local government also helped me in establishing my shop near the municipality office. The insecurity and uncertainly that clouded my thoughts after the accident has been replaced by hope and optimism. Other YCAs have supported me and helped me continue my work in the community. They made me realise that my life is precious.”

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