Makshuda B.

Dhaka - Textile

My name is Makshuda Begum and I am 22 years old.  I have a son who is 5 years old. I have two brothers and four sisters in my family. My father was a blacksmith and my mother was a homemaker. My father didn’t earn enough to send us all to school but I have studied up to class 7. I married at the age of 14. My husband sells cosmetics but it is difficult for him to maintain all our family expenses. For this reason, I was looking for job and heard about Basha. Now I am working at Basha as a homeworker and I can share my income with my husband so that we can lead a stable life. I want to work hard for my son to lead a happy and good life so my son will not suffer as me.

*Most artisans work full time in one of Basha’s production centers, but we also provide some work to women in their homes who don’t require all of Basha’s support services but need the income to improve their lives.