Provide job training for one woman. Faria's story.
Fariha was around eight years old when her parents sent her to work as a maid in a home (this is a common practice in Bangladesh). At twelve years old they arranged her marriage to an older man and she soon gave birth to their child. Her husband was abusive, and one day she had had enough and ran from the home. A man approached her and said he could help her to get a good job, instead he sold her to a brothel. A customer helped her escape the brothel and put her in touch with our outreach program. She is excited at the prospect of long term employment with Basha, where she hopes to learn a craft and to support herself.
Our training programme provides counselling, support, and the skills a woman needs to rebuild her life. She receives an allowance so she can focus on her training and find stable housing if she doesn't have a safe place to live. Women in our program receive the level of training needed; learning to write her name, basic literacy, or computer classes. She will learn to make Basha products and always has the option of Basha employment. She is prepared and supported to step into new opportunities for herself and for her family.
By donating to Friends of Basha, you can help us provide essential programmes that help women and children escape exploitation. Together we can help women and children find freedom and dignity.
Thank you so much for joining our cause.