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Jahanara signs up for a micro credit scheme with an agent. She will borrow Tk20,000 that will be invested in the purchase of building tools that she will rent out.

Jahanara works as a tailor to supplement her husband’s income as a construction worker. She volunteers for NGO forum as a health and hygiene promoter working with female adolescents in the slum. A passionate advocate of hand-washing to both adults and children, she’s seeing the result of her efforts: “I like doing the work that I do, the fact that people can stay healthy. I like the result of my work.” She’s also involved in promoting drain clearing. “Before, the latrines and drains were very dirty. Now, it’s a lot better but there’s so much more to do.”

Jahanara Akhter, age 27, is a resident of 36 Bari Colony, a slum in Mymensingh. Oxfam are working with partners NGO Forum to support residents of 36 Bari Colony in health promotion and disaster preparedness.

Photo: Tom Pietrasik
Mymensingh, Bangladesh
November 19th 2014
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Jahanara signs up for a micro credit scheme with an agent. She will borrow Tk20,000 that will be invested in the purchase of building tools that she will rent out. <br />
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Jahanara works as a tailor to supplement her husband’s income as a construction worker. She volunteers for NGO forum as a health and hygiene promoter working with female adolescents in the slum. A passionate advocate of hand-washing to both adults and children, she’s seeing the result of her efforts: “I like doing the work that I do, the fact that people can stay healthy. I like the result of my work.” She’s also involved in promoting drain clearing. “Before, the latrines and drains were very dirty. Now, it’s a lot better but there’s so much more to do.” <br />
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Jahanara Akhter, age 27, is a resident of 36 Bari Colony, a slum in Mymensingh. Oxfam are working with partners NGO Forum to support residents of 36 Bari Colony in health promotion and disaster preparedness.<br />
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Photo: Tom Pietrasik<br />
Mymensingh, Bangladesh<br />
November 19th 2014