Rehana Begum - Sustainable Livelihood Project

When Rehana Begum’s husband, the only bread-winner in the family, fell into ill health with diabetes and heart problems, Rehana applied to the Sustainable Livelihood Development Project for a grant to set up her own grocery shop to provide her family income. She was awarded US$578 (£471) under the scheme and was able to provide much needed stability, giving her husband the best chance of recovery, and her children who were covered by the Children’s Hope sponsorship scheme, were able to continue with their studies.