Poultry farm makes Monir Hossain self-reliant

M.A. Awal, Narsingdi :Monir Hossain, once a day labourer of Jinardi village under Polash Upazila in Narsingdi district has become self-reliant by setting up a poultry farm with interest free loan from NGO Muslim Aid.It is learnt that Monir Hossain was a day-labourer and used to earn their livelihood by working at brick-kilns. They passed their days with their children with much hardship. Monir Hossain had been in cutest for an opportunity to change her lot. IN 2007, Monir learning about the disbursement of interest free loan by Muslim AID among poor people for their help, she enrolled her name as a member of the NGO and got TK 6000 interest free loan. She purchased a calf with the money. The next year, she took TK 15000 loan from the same NGO and helped her husband open a small shop at Polash Bazar. Soon she became self reliant. Now, she earns Tk 20000 to Tk 22000 every month from her farm and her husband shop. While talking to this correspondent Monir Hossain said that Muslim AID helped her become self-reliant with the interest free loan. Bodrul Alam, manager of Muslim AID Bangladesh, Polash Branch informed that they were imparting that they were imparting training to distressed women on different trades and assisting them with interest free loan to make them self-reliant.

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