Morshalina Akter Luna (39) is a very successful small entrepreneur of Sherpur. Her husband Md. Khokon Mia (45) is an electrician. Their only daughter- Mivia Jannat Sinha(12) studies in grade Seven. They are leading their happy lives at Madhabpur under Sherpur Municipality. Morshalina is a significant mentionable woman overcoming the poverty, family hardships, desolation by her running efforts empowering herself and the other 23 women doing block boutique, hand embroidery, karchupi and tailoring that increased their financial sufficiency, family and social dignity.
She was leading hardships of her life just for small income of money by her husband. She could do neither income nor to tolerate poverty. She thought that if she were income sources, she would be supportive to her husband. So, she was searching opportunities to make skill herself on any non-farm skill development training. As a CBO member, she received block boutique training as well as hand embroidery and Karchupi training from World Vision. After having training on Block Boutique, she started her work at home. Her product made a great number of demand to her neighbors and it spread out day by day.
Later she took loan from local cooperative society and added her own capital to extend her business She established a small boutique factory and trained 23 women of her own community what she received from world vision. She blocks on the items of cloths like as three-pieces, fotua, shari, bed sheets and scarfs and also she makes hand embroidery items.
Now, she earns monthly average of Tk.10,000.00 ($1428). Now, she doesn’t need to take any financial assistance from her husband. She manages herself of their family needs and all educational expenses of her daughter and even some cases she contributes to her husband’s total family expenditures. Recently, she has started her shop at Sherpur New Market namely ‘Sazzad Store’. There are various items of cloths like as les, three-piece, puti, chumki, hand embroidery, screen print, youk and tread.
She expressed her heartfelt thanks and gratitude to World Vision for much inspiration and necessary trainings.
This is the story of success of Morshalina Akter Luna that inspires all women to empower themselves to be self-dependent.In Sherpur , World Vision Bangladesh works in order to build up capacity of the community, especially to empower women.