Md. Aynal, a 50 year old man from Polashpur thana, Gybandha district is struggling to survive being a victim of the brutal socio-political system. He has chosen Rickshaw pulling as his occupation now in Dhaka despite his ill health. But he was not a rickshaw-puller nor an extremely poor.
Years ago he used to be a nursery owner living by selling plants. He was doing ok to live with his small family with 1 son and 1 daughter. Eventually he got influenced by social peers to get into cattle business and he invested 1 lac taka there. He was doing ok and made 40,000 taka profit within 3 months. Then the misfortune hit him. One day he went to Dinajpur to buy cattle and while returning from there his cow was confiscated by the Border Guard Bangladesh as they suspected it to have illegally entered from India. Many micro producers like him were victims to this. They were informed that these cattle will be auctioned and they can bid if they want. Later they could not manage enough fund to bid for the auction. Someone else took away their hard earned property infront of their eyes.
Aynal found himself in deep sea as he had borrowed money (20,000) from local people to buy the cow. He then had no option but to take a micro-credit from BRAC. In the meantime he was hospitalized for an illness for six months in Rangpur which cost his family more money. He became an Extremely-Poor eventually. Now he pulls rickshaw to repay his debt to micro-credit. He has returned half of it and still owes 8000 to BRAC. Moreover he has enrolled his son into Palashapur College to compelte his BA exam. This requires him to pay 3000 taka a month. His daughter who reads in class 8 now, also requires some money for school fees. So he has no option but to pull his rickshaw hard no matter how ill he is.
What can JIBIKA do?
JIBIKA wants to repay his debt of taka 8000. After that we will invest 20,000 taka for him to restart a nursary in his village/town. He said he is confident and skilled in this business and also sees enough demand in the market. He thinks he can manage his household living this way by staying with his family. This will also relieve him from labor intensive occupation such as Rickshaw-pulling.
So JIBIKA invites kind people/firms to come up with donations, charities, Zakat, CSR etc. to help this poor man survive and also allow his children to complete study.
Total Amount Needed: Tk. 30,000
So far we have donated him 12,000 taka. He started the nursery business. However his plants have been devastated by the recent flood and he is back in astray. So we need to fund him for his recovery and re-employment. An estimated amount of another 30,000 is required. To help him rehabilitate please DONATE HERE
We donated further 8,000 to him and he managed the rest. He has left rickshaw pulling and lives in his home now with his family and earns from his nursery.
Joynagar Ansarul Uloom Madrasha Mosque located in Maturtol bazar, Goainghat, Sylhet requires kind people to come forward to reinstall sound system to perform Adhan for the local muslims. Moreover, this miking system also serves as a central system for calling townsmen on different emergency issues. The Chairman of the Mosque Committee is Mr. Abdul Hannan (+8801730659226) and the Care taker is Mowlana Alauddin (+8801710904425).
An estimated amount of BDT 40,000 is required to reinstall the system. Already 31,000 has been raised. Please come forward and donate for this noble purpose.
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JIBIKA contributed 43,000 taka and the new sound system has been installed and in operation.
Shahida Begum, a middle aged women was identified in the city guarding her small children who were begging and selling balloons on the streets of Dhaka. Jibika found her eldest son, Shahin begging infront of a mosque in Dhanmondi after Jumma prayer on Friday. After detail discussion with him it was found that his father Harunur Rashid used to be a rickshaw puller who had become crippled after an accident and usually stays at home without much work. Shahida’s eldest child is a 14 year old daughter who used to work in a supermarket but had been recently discharged due to lack of documentation/paperwork on birth registration. Shahida became a heart patient when she lost her 5 year old son in a busy market. Today they survive on the sales proceedings from the balloons on the streets. Shahida’s youngest child is a daughter (Lucky) who is 17 months old only.
JIBIKA advocated with Shahida begum and it was agreed that she could start a roaming tea business which would include cigarettes, biscuits and battle leaves as well. This would increase their family earning and will help them survive with hope.
JIBIKA wants to donate for the cost of procurement of balloon for the son and also for the tea business for Shahida begum.
Total money required is as follows:
Balloon: BDT 500
Tea Business: BDT 5000 (flask, carrier, ciggertte, battle leaves, tea cups etc.)
Taka 5000 was donated.
Md. Kamal, a 45 year old man from the District of Bhola seeks refuse to Jibika to rehabilitate him with sustainable employment. He has 2 sons and one daughter who lives back in home with their mother. He had agriculture land which was washed away due to river erosion. He came to Dhaka to look for employment and may end up with Rickshaw pulling which would cost him lots of physical hurdles and yet low income. JIBIKA plans to engage him as a coconut vendor. This would earn him 30,000 taka (USD 395 or dollar 13 a day) month at the least. We hope he can maintain his children education and family with this quite comfortably.
An estimated amount of BDT 12000 or USD 158 is required to buy him a cart and 100 green coconuts to kick off the business.
Interested kind people are requested to come forward and donate any amount from your Zakat or Charity sources.
Taka 10,000 was donated.