Shagor and Mim Jahan’s Family

Shagor and Mim Jahan’s Family

12-year old Shagor and his sister Mim Jahan (9) live with their mother Rina.

They live in a room, which has a plank of wood as a bed and a lopsided sideboard, which houses their possessions. They keep some chickens, which often wonder into the house.

Rina married when she was only 14 years old, but her husband developed a drug addiction and passed away nearly 10 years ago when Rina was five months pregnant with Mim Jahan. Rina works at a garments factory to put food on the table and send her children to school. There is also an older sister – 19-year old Rita, who is also a garments worker. She is married and lives with her husband’s family.

The family’s rent is $30 a month.

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