SULTANA BEGUM CHANGE HER FATE
Sultana Begum is now well known to the people of Bilmamudpur village due to her improvement and abrupt change in life style augmenting income generation. At her early age she had to marry with Murad Sheikh according to father’s decision to get relief from her maintenance. Her village was about 2 k.m. off from Palli Progoti Shahayak Samity’s unit office Baitul Aman. Due to financial exigency they could not manage 2 square meals have to live in a thatched shelter. As a matter of living support being women Sultana Begum compelled to seek financial assurance/source of any so that she can earn money and survive. She had the opportunity to meet with field officer and manager of Palli Progoti Shahayak Samity’s unit at Baitul Aman. In discussion and practice of many group members she was convinced and got admission as one of the member of ‘Bandhan Mohila Samity’ in the year 1999 though her husband Murad Sheikh was not agreed.Murad Sheikh was a low paid sales man of a Grocery shop at their locality, wife Sultana took her 1st loan Tk. 5,000/- from the unit and started a fruits shop by the side of a road. The shop was run by Murad Sheikh and Duck Hen rearing by Sultana by her household capacity. Paying off loan’s weekly installment surplus money in hand lies and both they increase investment. Considering their growth in business PPSS provides 2nd loan Tk. 10,000/- to Sultana Begum. Business volume increases enjoying profit and economic solvency induce them to a better life. Sultana Begum gave birth to 2 children, children’s proper maintenance health and care of education is being done. Fruit’s shop develops day by day, in a year its capital and stores value increases 3 times shops size, transaction, liabilities as well as responsibility increases and Sultana Begum had to employ working hand and creates employment opportunity in her shop.
From the inception till date 12 years passed within the left out period she formed her savings habit and purchased one Bigha Land. Her change in livelihood is caused by her up and doing ness and savings habit.
Sultana Begum maintain small family, enjoys sanitation facility, take share in social activities encourages others to be like her to win poverty. Securing economic solvency and self reliance she has got in decision making council of forum in her area. Her motto is to expand volume of business, employ of good member of workers to solve unemployment problem.
She now believes education is key note of development and thinks now to improve her village schools students strength and to introduce standard education. She follows guideline given by PPSS staff and keeps them informed about problems in her locality. She participates in meeting, training, observes national days and principle with sincerity and eagerness. She expressed her heartfelt gratitude to PPSS’s contribution and inspiration. Palli Progoti Shahayak Samity’s long life succeeding human’s development is her earnest anticipation.