“It’s hard working here all day, far from my childrens. But it would be more harder if I see my childrens can’t go to school just because we couldn’t afford it. In our world there are no man and women when it comes to work brother. That problem is for educated people. In our life only hunger runs everything. If my family is hungry, and my husband alone can’t feed us then it’s obviously on my shoulder no matter whoever am I. I could be in my hometown with my childrens right now, waiting for my husband to send us money. If the wheels of his rickshaw doesn’t spin, we have to starve. So I have decided to come here too 4 years ago, not because of helping my husband, but because of helping my family.
I cook all day for 60 people inside the garage, and my husband pull rickshaw all day outside the garage. We take rest at night, and next day we start the same. We are running the family very well together from here. My childrens are going to school now. But if that was only up to my husband, that would not be as simple as it is now.”
Rabeya, works as chief in a rickshaw garage.