I want to be a tailor….

one life dreams tailors

one life dreams tailors

All of these girls were formerly beggars, living day to day on any amount of money they could collect.  Each girl lives with her family in the slums of a city in Bangladesh. Farjana and her sister must support their family because their father is sick; Shathi lives with an aunt and uncle while her mother, who is mentally unable to function, stays in the village; Ruby lives with her mother and is the sole support for the family; Khaleda is one of seven children and her money helps support the family.

Today the girls dream of being tailors, making beautiful clothing and providing for their families. At the OneLife day-shelter each girl has learned to make clothing and other items. The day-shelter prevents child trafficking and child marriages by providing free education and skills training, meals and medical care for beggar girls. Since the girl’s shelter is free, parents are willing to let their girls go to the shelter, learn useful skills and grow up before they are married. Through the day-shelter, each girl is realizing her dream of becoming a tailor.

Submitted by OneLife Bangladesh – go@onelifematters.org – www.onelifematters.org

one life dreams tailors

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