Story 6 - A story of a self-confident youth
Md. Rafiqul Islam was born in a poor
family. The name of his village is Chak
Kagoil, U.P. Sonar Rai, Upazila-Gabtali, under the district of Bogra.
financial problem, he studied up to Class 8. He led his life with
his wife and two little children. So, he was very anxious to find out
the way of
handsome income to maintain his family.
At that moment, he came to know about
the Integrated Poverty Alleviation Programmes (IPAP) of BRDB. He with
members of his village formed a team named landless male on 21 August in
under the IPAP with the help of Md. Kamruzzman, field assistant of that
programme. Md. Rafiqul Islam was appointed manager of that team. Other
including Rafiqul began to save wekly 10.000 taka as deposit. In 2004
Islam opened a small grocer shop at Pir gasa Bazar taking 5000/- (Tk.
Thousand) as loan from the IPAP. He deposited savings and paid the
the loan from the benefit of his business.
In 2005, he took loan of Tk. 8,000/-
as second installment and brought
a local cow. That cow gives him 3.5 liters of milk every day. He earns
taka per month selling milk. He paid the previous loan in due time.
He accepted loan of Tk. 10,000/- in 2006. He has bought another cow
money. At present, he earns six thousand taka per month from that two
small shop of Pirgasa. Under the Integrated Poverty Alleviation
BRDB he has brought prosperity by hard labour and devotion. He has set
tube-well and a sanitary latrine in his house. He has got his ten years
admitted in to a school. Besides his own development, he is contributing
socio economic development of his area.
Rafiqul Islam by his hard labour and the assistance of the Integrated
Alleviation Programme of BRDB has established him self a confident