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Halima strives for a better home for her family
|Halima and her family in front of their old house|
The story of Halima Begum of Deoga village in Savar is like that of many young women in Bangladesh. Married at 15, Halima was obligated to move in with her husband’s family in a rental house and contribute to their household. Her in-laws were hard on her to find work and to bring in an income. So two days after her wedding, she started a job working as a cook at a local tobacco company. However this did not bring in enough money so Halima took a second job to work as a maid servant.