Dry Fish owner/ Hanging gardens:
Shitana – 41
Shitana benefitted from a Save the Children Suchana programme grant that helped her start her own dry fish business and purchase some livestock to support her family.
As well as the business, Shitana was trained and learned about growing and cultivating a garden that would survive the seasonal monsoon floods. Today, three hanging gardens and a tower garden, along side flood resistant crops means a regular flow of vegetables for her family throughout the year. She also farms fish.
The Suchana programme works to tackle malnutrition and food insecurity in this region of Bangladesh with a variety of interventions, including livelihood training and flood resistant farming techniques.