I have defeated my poverty in 67 years said Romjan Ali with a twinkle laughing. Romzan is a migrant person who came from Gaibandha district one of riverine area in north Bengal of Bangladesh. As the geographical of Gaibandha all land flows to the river and making their land char & they have become landless. Due to the landless they have migrant in Ghoraghat upazila as a new comer under Dinajpur district. Romjan’s has a new & small house in Baropaikargor village and this made in 2016.
Romjan Ali is passing a long life but he several time suffer for food, nutrition, shelter etc. It was very painful to bear food and family expense for 06 persons of his family. Due to landless, vulnerable and new comer Romjan’s poverty day by day was increasing in Ghoraghat. The native people did not take him in any work. Romjan Ali missed to involve with other NGO for a voter of another place (Gaibandha). One day Romjan Ali thought to work in any kinds of profession such as day labor In the meantime he met with a SALT group beside his village. He discovered the detail facilities from the SALT members and advertised the villagers. He also invited a facilitator to establish and open a group in Baropaikargor. In the opening time all the participants one by one understand the group ideology, objectives, system and started a group named Utsaho.
After six month he applied loan for 7000 TK. He bought a second hand manual van with three thousand taka and rest of money involved in a small business of broken & wastage changer for spices. Every day he moves for village and collect plastics, iron things and change for spices. Every end of the day he sells his collected broken things to the whole seller and earns money. His average income (net profit) is 1200 to 1300 taka.
Before starting the business he was living hand to mouth. Now he has a permanent business with economic solvency. In future he will make a small building for their children and always best wishes to the SALT program and his group facilitator.