The photos on this page show something of the life of a household maid. This elderly woman lives with three or four of her
daughters and their children. There are no men in the home. The woman and her daughters each earn approximately US$2.00 (Taka
125-150) per month as household servants.
Woman entering her house. A hand-dug ditch carries wastewater to a pathside drain. (March 2007, Sunamganj Town)
The women eat one meal per day in the houses where they work and one meal at home. Nutrition is poor
A flimsy house wall lets in rain and wind. (March 2007)
Teenage Granddaughter (October 2007)
This girl (left), educated up to Grade 5, has joined a savings group. She is teaching others to read