Noornobi’s younger brother Milad picks green chilis for selling in the market. Milad and Noornobi have a large extended family of 11 people.
Noornobi and his father, now farmers, previously worked as fishing laborers but struggled to earn enough money to provide for their family. Then Noornobi participated in a CRS project implemented by our partner Caritas Bangladesh. Through it, families reduce their vulnerability by learning improved techniques for vegetable cultivation, ways to make their homes more disaster resilient and how to prepare for hardships through micro-savings groups. Noornobi learned disaster-resilient gardening and received support to build a vegetable plot. He gradually expanded his crop yield, which increased his family’s income. Noornobi now produces vegetables commercially while meeting his household needs.
Photo by Amit Rudro for Catholic Relief Services