Lija

Dhaka - Textile

My name is Lija. My mother died when I was very young. My father married again. He  arranged my marriage when I was twelve years old. My husband was not a good man. Therefore, my father brought me back from my husband’s house but my daughter had to stay with my husband. Two years later, I married again. This husband was the same- he did not take care of me. He was drug addicted. Often police arrested him for addiction and I’d have to pay money for his release. My family suffered so much.

Once I came to know about Children Uplift Program (CUP) through one of my neighbors and joined the training programme. My behavior has changed since I have joined CUP. Now I do not quarrel with my husband. My husband is now taking good care of my family. After completing CUP’s training, I have joined Basha Enterprises. Here my children are in daycare while I work. I don’t have to worry about them, I know they are safe. I was able to buy a piece of land. I hope in future I will buy some more land and build my own house in my village. I pray to God that He will help me to fulfill my dream.