Sheikh Hasina's Poverty Alleviation Model: Landless people are self-reliant

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Published on 24th March 2022 15:24

She has witnessed everything about Bangladesh – from its birth to its establishment as a middle-income country. In the journey of advancement of war-torn Bangladesh since its independence, the country experienced attacks on the national flag by old vulture enemies and also the endless joy of mass people for exercising their voting rights. But fates of some people remained unchanged. Karimon Bewa is one of them – who forgot to have a dream for the future while living in acute miseries.

The open sky has been their only umbrella for so long, regardless of the heatwave in summer, the severe storms in rain, or the chilling cold in winter. They used to stay in the yard of one’s house for one day, for the other day they took shelter under the corridor of another one’s shop. Some of them might have had a place to stay, but they did not have food to feed themselves two times a day. The helpless people with torn clothes used to lead their lives on the grace of others.

But that situation has changed today as marginalized people have got the services and facilities beyond their expectation and imagination.

Yes, the government has so far built one house with land for about 4 lakh uprooted families on the initiative of Bangabandhu daughter Sheikh Hasina. Handing over houses to 1 lakh more families is underway. Ensuring the housing arrangements, the government is now taking various measures for their earnings. These families are becoming prosperous by utilizing the facilities of the developmental infrastructure of Bangladesh. Besides government allowances are reaching the homes of the elderly, widows, the disabled and the helpless. As a result, their children are returning from their early working lives. Free education and stipends have helped the new generation of helpless people return to school. The benefits of independence are reaching at every door, the most of the marginalized people are now daring of dreaming for a better future.