However much you can afford, your donation will really change lives. Just ask the people we've already helped. Ajida Begum lives in Uttar Kaligonj village, and found herself in a very common situation:
"Our family was completely dependent on my husband and it was difficult to maintain a living. My husband used to take all kinds of family decisions without consulting me, even decisions that affected my life directly."
Oxfam, through one of our local partners, helped to train Ajida how to make and sell handicrafts, and gave her the small amount of money she needed to get started.
"I joined the local community organisation in Nilphamari district. They supported me with training on how to run a crafts business. When I finished, I was given 11,000 Taka (£100) to help me start my business. Now I can earn around 175 Taka (£1.50) myself every day and help support my family. Since seeing my earnings, my husband has started respecting me more and listening to my opinion. I now feel I have more dignity, because I am involved in all family activities, including decision making."
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