Crafting clothes and hope in Rangpur

Nine hundred women have opened a unique clothing and soft furnishings showroom in northern Bangladesh, as part of an Islamic Relief project designed to support them in building livelihoods.

The women, of Rangpur’s Mithapukur sub-district, came together under a scheme funded by Forum Syd. The project provided them with opportunities to enhance their skills in hand stitching, tailoring, block and traditional batik and helped the group to buy materials and equipment to get started. It also trained the women on small-business skills – including sourcing value-for-money


Fatima got her eye sight back

Fatema Begum (60) never thought that her eyesight would return. She had no source of income and was struggling to survive. Therefore, it was, to some extent, a dream for her to think about getting her sight back when she belonged to a poverty stricken family in Rangpur. Failing to meet basic family needs, it was beyond her reach to pay for a medical checkup of her eyes.
Fatema came to know about Islamic Relief, Bangladesh that was implementing a project titled “Eye Sight Rehabilitation Project”