Meet Taslim er Maa. She has lived her whole life in this village. And for the most part, she was a housewife. Didn’t get the chance go to school. During harvest season she would take up temporary work at Tk. 80 per day. For men, the same work would pay Tk.120 per day. Two years ago she joined our field with a daily wage of Tk. 260 per day (a rate that is on average 140% higher than the prevailing rate in that area). She not only pulled the same shift as the men but she got the same wage.
Fast forward and this season she joined our farmers network buying seeds and harvesting her own potato and selling it back to us. Today, we are proud to call Taslimer Maa our business partner.