30 April 2024

Taiyba's Triumph: From Struggle to Entrepreneurship

In 2015, Taiyba was happily married and eager to move from her home in Cox’s Bazar to live with her husband in Rangpur, a district in northern Bangladesh. But after moving into her husband's house, she discovered that he already had another wife. “I stayed in a separate house that my husband built and had three children with him, despite his…, Taking control of her own destiny , Taiyba feeds the chickens in the pen behind her home. Taiyba feeds the chickens in the pen behind her home. Three years after moving back to Cox’s Bazar, Taiyba and her children are still living at her brother’s home. But behind the house, a new homestead garden filled with seasonal vegetables has been built while ducks and chickens now roam in a…, Left: Taiyba picks vegetables from the homestead garden behind her home., UNICEF Bangladesh/2023/Sujan   Right: Taiyba boils eggs that she collected from her chickens., Right: Taiyba boils eggs that she collected from her chickens., UNICEF Bangladesh/2023/Sujan   Left: Taiyba picks vegetables from the homestead garden behind her home Right: Taiyba boils eggs that she collected from her chickens. "Now, I sell chickens, ducks and eggs,” Taiyba explains proudly. “I have 20 chickens, 3 ducks and 9 ducklings. Before, it was difficult for us to secure proper meals but now, as I am…, Left: Taiyba sits in front of her sewing machine with her three children Ayaz, 18, Amina, 12, and Towhidur, 6., UNICEF Bangladesh/2023/Sujan Right: Ayaz sits in an auto-rickshaw that his mother Taiyba bought for him., Right: Ayaz sits in an auto-rickshaw that his mother Taiyba bought for him., UNICEF Bangladesh/2023/Sujan   Left: Taiyba sits in front of her sewing machine with her three children Ayaz, 18, Amina, 12, and Towhidur, 6. Right: Ayaz sits in an auto-rickshaw that his mother Taiyba bought for him. Concerned about her son Ayaz’s well-being as a daily wage labourer, Taiyba recently bought him an auto-rickshaw that he uses to…