Hosneara is one of the many women who have become self-sufficient through participating in OWDEB’s programs. Her story is but one of many success stories we hear from the field that are possible with help from donors like you.
Hosneara is 43 years old and has 4 children. For many years, her husband severely beat her and, without her consent, married a second wife and left her and their children. OWDEB staff contacted her and, with the help from a local government contact, they were able to help her recover from this abusive situation.
With OWDEB’s encouragement, Hosneara took part in their income-generation trainings and then received financial assistance to start a small-scale business selling dishware. Initially she was shy and unsure of herself and so OWDEB staff accompanied her as she began selling her product around her village.
Hosneara has come a long way since she was first put in touch with OWDEB. She has transitioned to selling clothing that she buys wholesale and then markets locally door-to-door. Although men occasionally heckle her, she now has the confidence to not let them deter her. She has an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit and, with her newfound income, is able to support her family independently. She is an inspiration to OWDEB staff.