Garment workers in Bangladesh

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- I run out of money about a week before I get paid, and then I have to borrow money from the neighbours to buy food, says Faria Mustafi, 36, who works for a factory producing for H&M in Bangladesh.
– If my son gets sick I have to borrow money from the neighbors to take him to the doctor, says Syeda Talukdar, 19 years old, who is employed at a factory producing for KappAhl. Photo: Jonas Gratzer
– I am giving my life to the garment industry, I can’t let my daughter do the same, says Barsha Islam, 25, who works for a supplier of H&M. It is a big sacrifice and I am suffering, I want something better for her. Photo: Jonas Gratzer
– The salary is too low compared to the workload. I would need to make BDT 15,000–16,000 (€ 151-161) to pay my own expenses and the cost of education for my kids, says Sanjana Chowdhury, 35, employed at a factory producing for Lindex. Photo: Jonas Gratzer
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– I can’t afford to go to the doctor, says Faria Mustafi, who works for a supplier of H&M. Photo: Jonas Gratzer
– Now, normally, I have to spend everything I earn, says Ahnaf Lashkar, 23, who works at a supplier of MQ. I would like to make a bit more so I could save some, he continues. Photo: Jonas Gratzer