Young woman entrepreneurs play vital role in Kishoreganj

Published : 12 Jun 2020 08:08 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 08:23 PM

Many women are now conquering the world out of the house.  Five women have turned away from the traditional social system in Kishoreganj.

The irresistible struggling women entrepreneurs are building Kishoreganj in a slightly different way. Online or offline or through social media, the district is presenting various traditional products to the people of the country. 

Their advancement is changing the lives of many homeless young women. The girls of Kishoreganj are a role model in their empowerment. 

Some of them are working with golden fiber jute, some are working with the traditional nakshi and elokeshi pitha of the district and some are working with another product of the district, chappa shutki.

Tahmina Kabir, one of the entrepreneurs and head of the Doly's, has been working with jute for three long years as an alternative to polythene to tackle the global climate problem. 

When polythene bags are a cause of concern all over the world, this young woman is dreaming of building a polythene-free Bangladesh by working with the idea that jute will reduce environmental pollution.

Tahmina Kabir was born in Gachihata village in Chandpur union of Katiadi upazila of Kishoreganj. She is currently an Honours Final Year student in the Department of Resource Management and Entrepreneurs at the College of Home Economics. 

She started the initiative with two thousand taka. Her products include various shopping bags, ladies bags, purses, office bags, table mats, runners, ornament boxes, ornaments, corporate gift items, wall mats, logo frames and more.

Another woman entrepreneur is Afrin Rahman Tuli. She has been working with Nakshi, Elokeshi and Series Pies, traditional products of the district for three months. 

It is reaching out to upazilas and districts to get acquainted with the taste of cakes in this region. She wants to introduce Nakshi or Elokeshi Pitha of Kishoreganj as a 'Nabanna' trusted brand in Bangladesh. 

Afrin Rahman Tuli is a resident of Newtown area of Kishoreganj Sadar. She is currently studying in the first year of Masters at Kishoreganj Govt. Gurudayal College.

Rima Akhter is also a woman entrepreneur. In addition to her studies, she started Kushikata's work in early 2016 with a training allowance of Tk. 700. 

Since then, she has given free training to about 500 women in villages. In the last four years, besides working as a daughter of Katiadi, she has received a total of 34 trainings as a woman entrepreneur at home and abroad. 

At present, not only rural women, but also many educated women in the city are dreaming of becoming entrepreneurs. In their interest, they have started a small training center 'Rimi Fashion'. She won the 'Jayita' award in 2019 at the upazila and district level in the 'Economically Successful' category.

Another female entrepreneur Razia Afsar Himu has joined the dream journey. She is studying in the management department of Kishoreganj Govt. Mohila College in the 1st year of Honors. 

She is a resident of East Tarapasha in Kishoreganj Sadar. She is working with chappa shutki, cheese in this region. She is working relentlessly to make the products of her district known all over the country with her talent and thinking besides her studies.

Women entrepreneur Farzana Akhter’s home is in Hossainpur, Kishoreganj. She is working with Nakshi Bangla handicrafts and agricultural products of Kishoreganj. The journey of her dream of becoming an entrepreneur starts since 2009. She started her first work with adulterated agricultural products mushrooms.

The entrepreneur took the initiative with courage despite the obstacles at first. She is currently working with her handicraft dress sari, agricultural products mushrooms, seasonal vegetables, nuts, corn, dragons. 

She is planning to set up a 10-acore agro-farm in the future. We want to deliver local products, adulterated food for poor people to all generations.