Cases and Stories
Rahima Khatun, a housewife, hailing from shyamnagar upazilla, Satkhira, has become pregnant for the 2th time. Her husband, Mr. Rahim Box, is a day-labourer, but…
Allowances for Pregnant Mother
Rahima Khatun, a housewife, hailing from shyamnagar upazilla, Satkhira, has become pregnant for the 2th time. Her husband, Mr. Rahim Box, is a day-labourer, but half of the year remains jobless due to unavailability of work around. They already have a large family of 8 members and along with her husband, she tries to help the family by doing household chores in the affluent neighbourhood. But being pregnant at this poverty-driven family, it has become almost impossible for her to make this extra income. So, with only one earning source and 4 children’s feeding and education cost, it has almost became impossible for her to make their ends meet. The family is in the brink of complete despair and they are even forced to think of stopping the education of their school-going children. At that vulnernable condition, from the neighbours she heard about government allowances for the pregnant poor mothers, but it was a lengthy procedure involving several visits and matter of ‘speed-money’ even to get the application form for the allowances. She was at a loss about what to do and how to do it. At that time, the female entrepreneurs at the Union Digital Centre, hearing her miseries, told her about the Bangladesh Forms Portal from where she can fill-up the application form without any cost and unnecessary visit. She took the help of entrepreneurs to fill-up the form and within few days, she started to get the allowance making her hard days to pass-by and helping her rebuild her family with love and affection. From her own experience, she then started talking about the usefulness of Bangladesh Forms Portal website to the other women in her community.