Bangladesh

Akhi

From rescued to rescuing

Akhi, a girl rescued from hazardous child labor by World Vision.

She could not re-admit in to school because of her age. World Vision provided training on tailoring for her and supported with a Sewing Machine and some clothes.

"There are many girls around who have no job, I want to have a Garments Industry for them" she says.

Today Akhi runs her own business with the support of her mother and elder sister. When COVID-19 started to spread in Bangladesh, she decided to make masks because masks were not available in the market.

Akhi sells her masks at low cost so that her poor neibhours can afford them.