Artisan: Textiles

My name is Runa. I am twenty-one years old. My husband left me and now I am divorced, but have no children.  I participated in training at Pobitra, which changed my life. As a Bengali girl, I always thought I could never work and that I would always be dependent on others. Now I am living a free life, able to support myself and help my family.


When my husband left me, I became a burden to my family, but now that I can contribute to the household, I am appreciated. I also have a new respect in my community. Someday I would like to marry a good man and have a family.