Bangladesh - Dhaka - Disabled girls making saris
Dhaka, Bangladesh. The three girls, Rabia,18, Munni,15 and Sabia,13, work at home making saris. A factory out-let has commissioned the work. It take s2 weeks to make a sari and they get £3 /sari each. Rabia and Munni are sister and both suffer from Rheumatic Arthritis and sitting down working 9 hours/ day seven days a week only makes their condition worse. Sabia wants to go to school but both Rabia and Muni prefer not to go out. Their disability has made them very shy, they cant walk properly and standing up Rabia is now only the size of a 10 year old. Her father says that if they were to go to school, who would then pay for their medication, not to mention the loss of income they generate...best to stay at home he says. The Stars Foundation visiting CSID.
Centre for Services and Information on Disability (CSID) is a charity working for integrating disabled children into mainstream society.integrating disabled children into mainstream society.