Moni Rani Saha- A Real Fighter
Moni Rani Saha was born in Malni village under Netrakona pourasava of Netrakona sadar upazila around 1965. She is speech-impaired since birth. Her father was a daily labourer. Her father was the sole breadwinner in a family of 6 including 3 daughters and 1 son. 2 daughters are speech-impaired in this poverty-stricken family. At a time when the birth of a girl child was a cause of concern in the Hindu social system, speech-impairment is again on top of that. It is like a drought on death. No one could study in the world of poverty. In the middle of running the family, the father suddenly fell ill. The only brother takes the lead of the family, the expenses of the parents’ illness and the expenses of the family seem to be puzzled. Then she came to know through the neighbor that the “Handicraft Production Center” of the Sabalamby Unnayan Samity (SUS) provides training on handicrafts to helpless women-and adolescent girls. In continuation of this, she received training in 1996 in the bamboo-cane section of the Handicraft Production Center. After 1 year of training, she started a wage-based job in a Handicraft Production Center. The money earned from the job supports her family. After her father’s death, she comes to her brother’s family as a blessing instead of a burden. Her and his brother’s income paid for the marriage of the other two sisters and the marriage of her brother and the family continued well. She never married. She lives with her brother’s family.
She has been working since 1997 till date. She is an efficient worker. Once she sees something, she can make it easily. Where a normal person is faced with a problem in doing something, she does it carelessly. This is like a divine power. She now earns taka 2500.00-3000.00 per month. She can support herself with her own money and helps her brother. We wish her good health and long life.