Work is hard to find in Koibortopara, the remote village in northern Bangladesh where Kallani and her family struggled for years to survive.
“We had no way out,” she says. “No food, no clothing, as we had no consistent income.”
Frustrated at being unable to provide for his family, Kallani’s husband was angry and sometimes violent. Though she was weary, Kallani kept looking for a path out of her family’s misery.