Making rickshaw-puller an entrepreneur


Dhaka South City Corporation (DCC South) launched a battery-powered rickshaw eviction operation at Zigatolaon Monday (October 5). Several auto-rickshaws were dumped onto the truck. FazlurRahman, who bought his rickshaw only 15 days earlier after borrowing BDT 80, 000, lost his one too. He broke down in tears after watching his only source of income being dumped.

Fazlur lost his job during the COVID-19 pandemic and tried his luck with the borrowed money. Several pictures of him crying went viral on social media Facebook. The photos caught the attention of SabbirHasanNasir, Executive Director of Shwapno. 

He sent three men from his team, TanimKarim, Head of Marketing, Shah Mohammad RizviRony, Head of Human Resources and KamruzzamanMilu, Media-Public Relations manager to meet Fazlur. After learning from the team, he agreed to be an entrepreneur as he owns two rickshaws now. 

He also said that he is going to receive another rickshaw as a donation. 

He now aspires to be an entrepreneur and desires to use these rickshaws in Shwapno’s home delivery service. He also received the offer letter of Shwapno. The offer letter was handed over to him by Shah Mohammad RizviRony, Head of HR of Shwapno, at a restaurant in Tejgaon on Wednesday evening. Thus, once a rickshaw-puller FazlurRahman became an entrepreneur with the help of Shwapno.

Fazlur Rahman said, "My hometown is in Comilla. I once used to learn how to work in a CNG garage. Then I took a break and borrowed the money and bought the rickshaw. I can't explain what it was like to lose that rickshaw. But I feel great today. "