Case Study - GM Filters - Sabekun Nahar

Sabekun Nahar, a 23-year-old, found herself in Bangladesh in 2017, along with her family, facing the challenges of displacement and single motherhood. Married with an 8-month-old son, she had to navigate the complexities of her personal life as her ex-husband left her, and now she lives with her parents.

One of the pressing challenges for Sabekun was the lack of safe water within her home. She had to travel 100 meters to a tube well to fetch water, a task made particularly challenging with a little child in tow. The daily routine of carrying her child in one arm and large quantities of water in the other became a physically demanding and time-consuming task.

Sabekun’s story resonates with many in similar situations, where single mothers with small children face the dual challenges of childcare and water collection. The need to go back and forth multiple times to ensure an adequate water supply adds to the daily struggles of these resilient individuals.

The introduction of water purification units has provided a welcome relief for single mothers like Sabekun Nahar. The units, designed to store water in large quantities, offer a more convenient solution. No longer do these mothers have to make repeated trips to the water source, balancing the needs of their children with the essential task of water collection.

The convenience provided by water purification units not only addresses the immediate need for clean water but also contributes to improving the overall quality of life for individuals like Sabekun. It allows them more time and energy to focus on their families and other essential aspects of daily life. Sabekun’s journey is emblematic of the transformative impact that thoughtful interventions can have on the lives of those navigating the complexities of single parenthood in challenging circumstances.