“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much,” said Helen Keller, an American author.
Marjina Begum, a resident of Bamoner Hat village in Ulipur upazila, has proved that stunning results can be achieved in groups and teams as Helen Keller said.
Marjina, in her early 40s, not only reshaped her own destiny but also changed the course of the lives of 360 other poor women. Her greater goal of beating poverty and living a better life saw success when he started stitching ‘Nakshi Kantha’, a traditional embroidered quilt.
The journey of Marjina, a mother of two, was not that easy to become an entrepreneur. But her dedication and determination helped her reach the great goal.
She started her venture with five small sized quilts three years back, and earned some money from those that encouraged her to achieve greater feats. Marjina then engaged a few more women from her neighborhood in making ‘Nakshi Kantha’ and started selling those.
In pursuit of a common cause, Marjina shared the profit with the women she had engaged.