In Kurigram, where agriculture is the lifeline for most families, climate change and flood wreak havoc on their crops – leading to huge losses.
Kakoli, reliant on her father and brothers, didn't have the means to pursue her dreams and to make things happen.
But within her, a spark of ambition flickered. She longed for something more, something that would not only uplift her own family but also her entire community.
‘I explained to my parents that I don’t want to marry, let me grow up. I want to study now. I am in the first year of my degree course,’ Kakoli says.