The Story of Hanufa, Mother of Mim (3) and user of CSF

Hanufa holding Mim, alongside her partner.

“Mim can now walk and is trying to speak”

My name is Hanufa, mother of three-year-old Mim. I once had a piece of land with a beautiful house, but everything was swept away by the flooding river. Now I live in a tiny rented house with three children, which is a miserable life.

My daughter Mim has been affected by cerebral palsy since birth. I could not take her to hospital or to a physician for treatment due to lack of money. Before the intervention of the CSF, Mim could not walk, could not speak, and had no hope. But after three months of intervention, she can now walk and is already trying to speak! I believe she will walk normally, speak properly, and will go to school after a couple of more months.

I am very happy to see my child’s development. I am going to Shishu Shorgo (“Children Heaven”) five days a week and they are providing therapeutic services, training for parents on how to manage children with disabilities at home, cleaning and hygiene practices, and orientation on social communication. CSF is the only organization providing services in this rural area. We are blessed that my child is getting these services, but there are lot of children who are not getting any kind of service in other areas.

 

Find out more about the support CSF are giving for children with disabilities in rural Bangladesh by reading the factsheet.  CSF will be presenting at day 2 of the Zero Project Conference 2018 in the session “Access to Health”.