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Khuku Rani

Khuku Rani was born in Modhukhali Village, Barobaishdia Island in approximately 1978. She works full time as a staff-member of the cooperative and takes care of the grounds and the housekeeping. She was one of two children and never went to school. She got married around age 15 and has three children: Komela (a girl, age 20), Ujjal (boy, 5th grade, age 13), and Hasan (boy, 2nd grade, age 11). Her daughter Komela studied up to grade five, got married at age 15, and has a two year old child. Khuku’s husband is much older (around age 50 or 60); she says he treats her well and is happy that she is active with the cooperative.

Khuku lost her home, her cow, and her goat during cyclone SIDR. She had already been a part of the cooperative for many years. She received a new home from Samhati after SIDR. Khuku has learned how to read and write from the literacy classes. She is an early reader and is very proud that she can sign her name. She has also received training in farming and embroidery. She grows potatoes, beans, and vegetables. She also raises chickens and ducks. She is pleased that the cooperative is now being run by local leadership.


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