Contact Info

SAJIDA Foundation
OTOBI Center (5th Floor)
Polt- 12, Block- CWS (C), Gulshan
South Avenue
Gulshan-1, Dhaka-1212,
Bangladesh

Tel: +8802-9890513
Fax: +8802-9863165
Email: sajida@sajidafoundation.org
           inquiry@sajidafoundaiton.org

SAJIDA’s First Member: The Story of Amina Bibi

Amina Bibi was the housewife of an ordinary rural family of Shariatpur. Her husband Karamat Ali owned a small piece of land; his income was just enough to sustain them in the early days of their marriage. Over time they had six children which became financially burdensome and their living conditions began to deteriorate. Amina […]

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Restoration of Vision of an Entire Family

Mumtaz and her family rent a home in the poor area of Keranigang. Her husband and six of her seven children have congenital bilateral cataracts. The other child is deaf. Mumtaz and her family rented a house in a peri-urban slum area of Keranigang. Her husband and six of her seven children had congenital bilateral […]

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Khaleque – the successful entrepreneur

Khalaque, a SAJIDA member from Kaligonj, started a small business 12 years ago with minimal capital. His lack of funds obstructed his ability to expand and develop his business. He desperately pursued a number of organizations for financial support but was continuously rejected. Eventually, Khalaque found out about SAJIDA Foundation and its Microfinance Program. Following […]

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Noori – a SAJIDA Entrepreneur

Noori became a member of SAJIDA Foundation in 1999 after learning from a neighbour about the organization’s activities. Once she became a member, Noori received a loan of Tk. 3,000 and used some of it to pay the rent and the rest to rent a small shop to start a laundry business. In the meantime, […]

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Abdul Mojid

With a family of six children and a wife, Abdul Mojid at the age of 65 fought a hard battle just to survive. He had travelled to Dhaka looking for work. For a while he worked in construction and then he switched to selling fish in a desperate attempt to somehow provide food for his […]

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Nirupa—the resilient business owner

Nirupa Yasmin, age 29, a Microenterprise loan borrower of SAJIDA Foundation, was financially depleted when her saree shop burnt down due to a fire caused by an electrical short circuit. She lost BDT 700,000 worth of goods in this catastrophe. Her husband did not have any seperate income because Nirupa and him managed the saree […]

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Rashida Begum lives her dream

Rashida Begum (47) is a resident of Dhaka, Jatrabari. She was married off by her parents to Aftab uddin at the age of 18 and moved to Dhaka with her husband with new hopes and dreams. Though Rashida had, since childhood, had keen interest in studying, her poor family had not been able to send […]

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Khadija’s Solitary Existence

Khadija Khatun (60) of Jamalpur was leading a happy life with her husband Mokbul Sheikh until he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. All their assets, including their house was sold off to fund his treatment, but Mokbul Sheikh succumbed to his deadly illness. Khadija was left alone with two children at a young age, losing not […]

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Lipi – the street dweller finding new life opportunities

Lipi Akter, a beneficiary of the Amroa Manush Project, explained, “When we lived on the streets we suffered severe hardships. Through SAJIDA’s Amrao Manush Project we found a safe place to bathe, cook, eat, store our belongings and receive free healthcare. SAJIDA showed us the way to start our own businesses and save money. We […]

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Kanchon Plans her Future

Kanchon (36), wife of Ataur Rahman is from the district of Tangail. She has been residing in Dhaka for the last 25 years. Her family consists of her husband, one son and one daughter. At one time Kanchon used to work as a domestic servant in various houses while her husband worked as a rickshaw […]

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Chan Mia’s Success Story

Alir Para is a remote area in the Jamalpur district. Most of the villagers in this area are destitute, malnourished and distraught. One such person is Chan Miya, a lease farmer. With a wife and two daughters to provide for, Chan Mia would every year Chan Miya would cultivate new crops but his hopes for […]

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A Family Fights Death

Ijjot Ali (31) is a day laborer with a family consisting of his wife, two children and a brother living in the Bakshikunda Union of the Dharmapasha upazila. Close to the Indian border, this union is particularly vulnerable to Malaria. In 1985, hundreds died of Malaria in this Union, as a result of which people […]

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