“Each moment of the training touched my heart in such a way that four days passed just like a dream. It taught me how to inspire people.”
Abdur Rahim had to take a job as an assistant at a bank, putting his dream of pursuing a life where he is self-employed on hold because of financial instability. After talking to a neighbor, Parimal Biswas, a successful organic fertilizer businessman and also active participant in The Hunger Project trainings, Rahim decided to join in on one of the training sessions.
Not long after, Rahim took part in an animator training, and went on to become a dedicated member of his community in the Jhenaidah region of Bangladesh through his social work.
Once finished with the initial training, Rahim was engaged in vermin compost training. He began making organic fertilizer himself, and saw the cost effectiveness in this. Not only is it sustainable, but it is also another source of income for Rahim.
He set up a compost farm with 20 earthen pots, which allows him to produce more than 2500 pounds of fertilizer annually, earning 24,000 Taka (US$300). In addition to producing compost, he raises fish, poultry, and grows vegetables.
Rahim has become known for the outstanding quality of his vermin compost fertilizer, as well as a valued member of his community. He employs two community members in his business, and wants his vision to involve more community members in income generating opportunities, with a focus on being a drug-free community.
Read about The Hunger Project’s programs in Bangladesh