This is Tharabanu and her sister Sheju's family. They live in the inner city slums of Sylhet, Bangladesh. Born in to poverty, they are daughters of a rickshaw driver and a house servant. Tharabanu's husband walked out on her to marry another woman, leaving her while she was two months pregnant with his daughter. Sheju's husband passed away. They had to come together in order to survive as best they can. Tharabanu explained that her life was full of hardship and sadness. She feels that her life has now passed her by, but she has hopes for a brighter future for her and her sister's children; that they may be able to stand on their own feet in this world.
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