Hi, I’m Shopna!
For the last twelve years of my life, I have worked for Sari Bari. I work in checking, repairing and spend half of my days here sewing blankets. I would like to simply continue to earn more money through my work.
Working at Sari Bari has taught me incredible bravery. However, before working here, I was not as educated. I struggled to speak to other people. Over the years I have learned how to conduct myself, how to be well-mannered, and how to be humble. I’m married, and my husband has a physical illness that renders him unable to work. Sari Bari has allowed me to have the ability to support my family off of my own income entirely! I have been able to use the school support program through working here as well. Sari Bari has changed my way of life. I am free from the sex trade, I can live a normal life. My job gives me respect. I am well mannered, I am independent now.
I am Fearless.
If there is one thing I could tell you, it is this: Sari Bari is not just a job paying us money.
It is our light in a life of darkness.