Mothers at the Market: Josna Khatun

Josna Khatun - Basha in BangladeshPhoto Courtesy of Basha

We had the opportunity to interview Josna, a mother and an artisan working with Basha, an inspiring social enterprise in Bangladesh. To hear more of Josna’s story, keep reading below! 

My name is Josna Khatun. I am married and I have three sons. My elder son is sixteen years old. I am so happy when my children call me “mom.” If I didn’t have children, I would not hear this lovely word. I enjoy being attentive to my work. When we get a new order, my heart fills with joy! I particularly like making our small blankets because I can make them quickly. I feel a sense of accomplishment when I complete a product. I also enjoy attending our classes.

Josna Khatun - BashaPhoto Courtesy of Basha

This work has impacted my life in many ways. I was never able to send my firstborn son to school. My husband didn’t do anything and he was sick most of the time. Because of my job at Basha, my life has changed. Now I can pay house rent and send my second child to school. I teach my children to respect everyone and to behave well. I have learned many things from my children. I am proud of myself. I am earning for my family. I do not need to be dependent on others. I can provide for my family. I hope to continue my work as long as I live.

We loved learning more about Josna. To see our collection from artisans like Josna at Basha, visit our site

A special thank you to Josna, Robin Seyfert, and the Basha team for contributing to our Mother’s Day series!

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