Recently our friends at the Pulitzer Center introduced us to Jason Motlagh, an award-winning writer, photographer and filmmaker. We heard that he had an upcoming reporting project in Bangladesh and we asked him to visit our women’s cooperative and document the story behind our Market Bag and Garden Bag. During Jason’s visit he captured how our manufacturing partner has been empowering female artisans in the rural community of Saidpur, Bangladesh for over 40 years.
Hasina is an artisan and mother of five who has worked within the cooperative for over 15 years. Her eldest daughter recently graduated from college and the rest of her children are now in school. The cooperative supports a local orphanage by regularly purchasing school supplies and uniforms. As well as consistently helping to facilitate literacy programs and financial planning for families within the community of Saidpur.
We are proud to share highlights from Jason’s recent trip that illustrates how our model of advocacy through industry is transforming a small community in northern Bangaldesh.