Mr. Hasem Mollah is the father of sponsored child Mohammad Karim, who is now 24. As a rickshaw puller he had been the main wage-earner for his family of four. But as he got older, his health began to deteriorate and over the last year he could no longer work on a full time basis. In fact the effects of age and the onset of heart disease meant he needed to find a radically new way of earning money. So he sought help from the Sustainable Livelihood Development project to set up a small grocery shop and was successful in securing US$385 (£315) to set up his grocery business. Today, Hasem manages to support his family through a new business, which doesn’t now pose a risk to his own health.