Fulmoni Murmu lives in a tribal village Holdibona (project area) with her husband, a daughter & a son. Her husband’s has no own land and cultivated in leasing land from other land owner. With a very little income from agro-production they are facing a lot of problems to meet their daily life expenses. So that Fulmoni sold a old sewing machine by using her long-term little savings and earned extra money to help the family expenses by making a cloths for women & girls at the village.
Meanwhile, Fulmoni joint the Mitjamak Nari Unnayan Samity and the group members selected her as joint secretary. After getting vegetable seeds from the project for kitchen/homestead gardening as well as linked them to Sub-Assistant
Mrs. Joshna Begum is 31 years old. She lives in Hatpara of Barogachi village. She is wife of Mr. Mostak Ahamed who is a small farmer and sharecropper. She had been married when she was at 18 years old. She is now mother of one daughter who is reading in class five. They have own only 33 decimal of agriculture land.
Mrs. Joshna had been involved into Rangdhonu SHG before about two years when
WAVE Foundation undertook initiative to form group in the project area. From the beginning, she actively participated to all group activities.
Even she motivated other members of her group to deposit more savings into the group fund so that they can get. the chance to get involved into feasible IGAs by taking loan from the group.
Mrs. Joshna received a bullock at the cost of BDT. 20,000 on 11 May, 2011 as a gift of the project. She also received training on Heifer’s cornerstones, improved animal management, gender & justice and SHG management from the project. She stated spontaneously at time of interview that “the learning of trainings has made a big change in my mind set-up”.