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    Weʼve raised £1,016 to help Empower Young Girls in Sylhet, Bangladesh

    Shipley, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 25th December 2018

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    Bangladesh; a country in which young girls like me are often coerced into early marriage to overcome poverty. Scarce employment opportunities, threats of homelessness, and no independence - all due to a lack of money for facilities. I want to create the opportunity for young Bangladeshi girls to learn a skill, get employed, and escape this vicious cycle of poverty.

    The garment trade in Bangladesh employs over 4 Million Women, and a growing population and a growing demand means that the industry is growing every day. A simple manually powered "Butterfly" sewing machine could empower a young girl to gain valuable skills and earn money for themselves and their family.

    These simple, yet life changing sewing machines cost just £45 each, I am looking to raise enough money to buy 100 sewing machines and distribute them when I visit Bangladesh with my father in December. They will be distributed to girls leaving school; the school I have chosen is Sultanpur Girls School in Sylhet.

    We will work with the school principal Numanul Haque , who will do the purchasing for us, and I will personally give the sewing machines out on the 26th December 2018. These girls are in desperate need of a platform from which to develop, build a skill, and build a life. We are living in the 21st century; a time of female empowerment, a time of change. I live a life surrounded by opportunity and choice - by giving these girls ( young women, just like me, with desires and ambitions ) a sewing machine, we are giving them the choice and opportunity to become more than just products of the male-dominated society in which they live in. I hope you can help me empower with this worthy cause.

    Amina Chowdhury



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      Page last updated on: 12/14/2018 08.29



      • Aneesa


        Dec 14, 2018


      • Daman Bachu -  ( DAVE) NSL Case Makers

        Daman Bachu - ( DAVE) NSL Case Makers

        Dec 8, 2018


      • Anonymous


        Dec 7, 2018


      • Anonymous


        Nov 30, 2018

        Awesome work. May Allah swt reward you. Aameen!


      • Shefali Chowdhury

        Shefali Chowdhury

        Nov 26, 2018

        Well done Amina, proud of you xx


      • Maariya Qamar

        Maariya Qamar

        Nov 25, 2018

      • Shumon Choudhury

        Shumon Choudhury

        Nov 24, 2018

        Well done Amina Chowdhury. A very noble cause, may allah swt help those in need and reward you for your extraordinary effort. You the best Mama.


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      Amina Chowdhury

      Amina Chowdhury

      Shipley, UK

      please donate and help change lives - as little as £5 could make all the difference!

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