I started work at 9 years old

Najma remembers her childhood in Bangladesh. As the eldest child of a poor family, Najma recalls crossing the border from Bangladesh to India in hope of finding a job that could support her family. Once she arrived in India, she faced challenges learning a new language and securing a source of income.

Storyteller: Najma Rahman
Date of Story: 1970s
Location of Story: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Location: London, England
Date: 03 September, 2016