Khani was just a young girl when she got lost looking for her aunt’s home. Someone said they would help her find it but instead they sold her to a brothel. Eventually a customer married her and took her away from the brothel but Khani soon found out he was married and had another family. Khani has a son and a daughter, though her son was adopted into another family. Her daughter lives with her and is studying at school. Khani found out about Basha from another NGO here in Bangladesh.
Before training at Basha, Khani couldn’t read or write, now she can sign her name. Khani especially enjoyed learning how to do tailoring. She wants to work to provide for herself so she doesn’t have to depend on her husband. Khani wants to educate her daughter so she can have a good life and a safe home.
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.