Working women’s battle for survival

  • Kanchonmala sells ice cream in Keraniganj to make a living as the elderly woman refuses to beg even after losing everyone, including her husband and children. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Kanchonmala sells ice cream in Keraniganj to make a living as the elderly woman refuses to beg even after losing everyone, including her husband and children. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Ice cream vendor Kanchonmala of Keraniganj cannot carry as many ice creams as she would like due to her old age. She buys ice creams at Tk 80 to Tk 100, sells those at Tk 120 to Tk 150 and barely gets by. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Ice cream vendor Kanchonmala of Keraniganj cannot carry as many ice creams as she would like due to her old age. She buys ice creams at Tk 80 to Tk 100, sells those at Tk 120 to Tk 150 and barely gets by. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Nazma Begum repairs rickshaws and vans for livelihood beside the street in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Nazma Begum repairs rickshaws and vans for livelihood beside the street in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Nasima Begum and Ruma Akter help their mother repair rickshaws and vans to eke out a living beside the street in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Nasima Begum and Ruma Akter help their mother repair rickshaws and vans to eke out a living beside the street in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Rashida Begum of Keraniganj collects food from homes and carries it to shopkeepers in Old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Rashida Begum of Keraniganj collects food from homes and carries it to shopkeepers in Old Dhaka’s Chawkbazar. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Kanchonmala sells ice cream in Keraniganj to make a living as the elderly woman refuses to beg even after losing everyone, including her husband and children. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Kanchonmala sells ice cream in Keraniganj to make a living as the elderly woman refuses to beg even after losing everyone, including her husband and children. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Ice cream vendor Kanchonmala of Keraniganj cannot carry as many ice creams as she would like due to her old age. She buys ice creams at Tk 80 to Tk 100, sells those at Tk 120 to Tk 150 and barely gets by. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Ice cream vendor Kanchonmala of Keraniganj cannot carry as many ice creams as she would like due to her old age. She buys ice creams at Tk 80 to Tk 100, sells those at Tk 120 to Tk 150 and barely gets by. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Nazma Begum repairs rickshaws and vans for livelihood beside the street in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Nazma Begum repairs rickshaws and vans for livelihood beside the street in Dhaka’s Dhanmondi. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Kanchonmala sells ice cream in Keraniganj to make a living as the elderly woman refuses to beg even after losing everyone, including her husband and children. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Kanchonmala sells ice cream in Keraniganj to make a living as the elderly woman refuses to beg even after losing everyone, including her husband and children. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove