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Guljar Hossain is an old Rickshaw puller of Dhaka city. His age is almost 75. His age may not be capable any more to earn his livelihood by himself but it’s his irony of fate that he has to do such hard work like pulling rickshaw. Guljar lives with his wife in a small shabby hut in Mirpur 13. He has to pull his rickshaw every day to earn his livelihood. He has become too old to pull a rickshaw properly. But he has to do such hard work just for his livelihood. Guljar Hossain was born in Pramanikvari village of Kathalbari Union in Kurigram. His father was a day laborer. He had 5 brothers and 4 sisters. His father had to go through a lot of hard work to support his family. The earning of his father was insufficient for his family. He had to take hold of his family for being the eldest son of the family. He had no affection for education. His poverty forced him to earn some money for his family. He used to earn taka 1 or 2 during the 60’s, which is like tk 500/600 in present days. But he wasn’t a livelihood…

Mohammad Nazrul Islam lives in Guthoil village under Nachol P/O of Nachol upazila in Chapai Nawabganj district in Bangladesh. He has four members in his family that includes his wife and two children. Mohammad Nazrul Islam makes his living running a small grocery store despite being physically handicapped. His wife Nasima Begum helps him run the shop. We found out that the income from the shop is very meagre and it is very difficult for him to sustain his family with it. We were informed that at the moment he has a loan of 5,000 BDT from a non-government organization. He also has to borrow rice from others to feed his family. Since Md. Islam and his wife live in a remote area with plenty of agricultural resources around their residence, it will be quite easy and profitable for them to rear a cow for future sell. Therefore, ProChESTA allocated 12,000 BDT for Mohammad Islam which would go towards a direct contribution to buy a cow and generate a long-term income and uplift the socio-economic position of his family.

Mohammad Naimul Haque (Montu) lives in Guthoil village under Nachol post-office, Nachol upazilla in Chapai Nawabganj district. He is about 69 years old and his wife is 65 years old. The eldest of his three children recently died of stomach problems due to lack of treatment. His other two children are married and living in separately. Mr. Montu and his wife live in a mud house with two rooms. He owns 11 decimals of agricultural land but he has lost his physical capacity due to old age and cannot earn much from his agricultural land. So, he makes a living by running a small shop next to his house. In this shop he also sells diesel oil which is used as fuel for the irrigation pumps. However, due to lack of capital, he cannot store enough oil. So, prochesta decided to provide Mohammad Naimul Haque (Montu) with the equivalent money 13650/ taka (thirteen thousand six hundred fifty) on 12 June 2020, for one barrel (210 litres) of diesel oil. Mohammad Haque already has ten years of experience running the shop, so we expect it will provide him with a long-term income for his family.

Ibrahim is a son of a poor peasant family. He is 2nd among three siblings. His father is an agricultural day labourer, mother is a housewife. Ibrahim's father has 3 decimal homestead land and 33 decimal agricultural land. The agricultural land is currently mortgaged at BDT 50,000. Ibrahim's father's single income covers the education and family expenses of his three siblings.

Ibrahim has been interested in education since childhood. He is currently studying in the first year of Economics at Jessore City College. The results of his previous examinations are: HSC: 3.83, SSC: 3.59, JSC: 4.22, PSC: 4.17

He has been supported by his father till eighth grade. He then worked as a day labourer until the secondary examination and paid for his own education. After that, he has been paying his tuition fees tutoring other students. However, his teacher ship has stopped since the outbreak of the corona virus.

Although he is a mediocre student, he has been included as a beneficiary of the ProChESTA considering his interest in education, financial hardship of the family, working as day labourer to earn his tuition fees, computer skills etc. On behalf of proChESTA on 12 June 2020  Mentor Md kamrul Hasan…

Rehena Khatun, age 35. Although she did not have money or her own land, she happily lived with her husband and two sons. Rehena Khatun's husband did not have any homestead or agricultural land of his own. They built a house on the land of a distant relative. Rehena's husband, Tutul Mia, was a farmer by profession. He used to cultivate government khas land. They have government khas agricultural land across a vast field in their village, where he used to cultivate with some land settlement. A few months ago Tutul Mia died suddenly. Then Rehena Khatun became helpless with her two sons. Her eldest son is in her first year of higher secondary and her youngest is three years old. Her husband was the only bread earner in her family. Although Rehena khatun's husband was a landless farmer, he was very enthusiastic about his son's education. He never allowed his son to do any work including agricultural work, lest his son's education should be disrupted.

Rehena Khatun's husband did not leave any kind of savings at the time of her death which could provide some kind of income through investment. Besides, his son had never worked in agriculture so…

MD. Mojibor Rahman (61), basically popular as ‘Kalu’ in his community and was a solvent sharecropper dealing with 7 to 8 acres of land from the landlords around twelve years ago. Within that time a significant change had happened in the agricultural system of Bangladesh, farmers were not becoming benefitted with producing agricultural products because of not having proper price of crops and also distribution of lands among many inheritors and size of the lands become smaller and agricultural lands turned into commercial lands. Because of these situations Kalu was forced from the landlords to return the lands and become jobless as he was not able to do any other jobs without agriculture and the family fallen into a great economical crisis. He stopped education of his four sons and they started working as day labors that was so much prestigious issue for them but the family had nothing to do. Within some years all of his sons got married and all become separated. Kalu was becoming old and losing his ability of working in the field and joined his younger son’s family for old age shelter. His younger son ‘Saidur’ who is also a day labor continuing his family…