For the first time in her life, 24-year-old Hanufa is going to celebrate an Eid festival in her own land and house.
“I’m so happy. This is going to be a different Eid-ul-Fitr for me,” said Hanufa, who got the house with land as a gift of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina under her government’s Ashrayan Project-2 at Khoksa Union of Sirajganj distict.
The young woman, who lost her eyesight when she was just one and half-year old due to typhoid said in an emotion-choked voice, “This is the first Eid I’ll celebrate in my own house, in my own land.” “There is electricity too.”
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She has been enlisted to get a house from the Project at its Thrid phase. Some 44 families will get house with land this time.
In the first phase some 100 families and in the second phase another 122 families got houses from the Ashrayan Project 2.
“I used to live on Wapda Dhal (embankment of water development board), in my life I never had a day that passed without having humiliation from others. My dream comes true, the Sheikh Hasina government makes my dream a reality,” she told a group of visiting reporters on Monday.
Hanufa lives on begging in Sirajganj city, but the house has made her to dream big.