Hamida Akter


Little Hamida is nine years old. She is currently enrolled in KG(Kindergarden) of Inter Vita school. She wants to grow up to be a doctor. Her family moved to Dhaka in 1995 from Comilla in search of work.


Her father is Selim Bhuiya, thirty five years old. He is a service provider and he is the only earning member of this family. Thirty-three-year-old Shanjida Akter is her mother. She is a housewife. Hamida has an older brother, Shajidur.


Their family income is about USD 150 per month. They are living in a single room of a tin shed house, Water penetrates when it rains. They use a toilet sharing among six families. The children have no table for studying.


Hamida has a long way way to go since she is still so young. She is such a brilliant, smart and polite little girl. It will be difficult for her father to carry the responsibility himself for the education of his two children without external help from sponsorships.