Every year thousands of people in our country suffer in the winter. Where we enjoy winter with a luxury blanket, those people fight the winter with a piece of “chera katha”.
Shorobor tries to stand by them.
A few years ago. We have searched almost everywhere in Dhaka to buy blankets.
Can’t get more warm blankets for cheap price.
Then moved outside of Dhaka.
In a village in Bogura, we saw two layers of blankets made of wastage fabric –
Warm well, price low.
We started producing it. Now we have our factory in Bogura.
Shorobor has a small cottage industries in Dhunot, Bogura. We produce ‘Joined Blankets’ from a piece of clothes. The two-layered blankets are sewn with top quality threads. The extra pieces of cloth inside the layers make the blankets very warm.
We started selling blankets and reaching out to needy people in early November. We argued that since winter falls early in the village, those who need a blanket can use the entire winter.
Alhamdulillah – Our distribution effort has been well worth it. We were able to give blankets in December before winter broke in most places.
‘SHOROBOR’s social business is like that.
We are not a voluntary organization that collects money from people and buys blankets to distribute. Our distribution was early, it might be too late to get the sold money.
Whom do we sell?
- To the voluntary organizations.
- To ordinary people, who bought a blanket for personal use and bought two more to give relatives.
- To Gulistan’s wholesalers.
Who are on our side?
Alhamdulillah, we have on our side, from house worker to senior defense officials as a customer. Many customers have given us the responsibility of buying blankets to reach the people who need it but do not get it. We have also made that effort wholeheartedly.
At the end of the day, we have assisted in the direct delivery or distribution in 18 districts. Alhamdulillah. We have got very little profit or even a loss in some cases.
Yet our intention was –
If even a single human being was relieved in the winter through our work, we would still do it.
Winter is struck in the north. We also continue to sell blankets.
Who bought the blanket from us and gave it to us to deliver, we are trying to ship those blankets in remote areas.
- Dimension: 5′ X 7′
- Price: 200 BDT
- Type: Joined Blankets
- Delivery Charge: Depends on location
Let’s have a look on our last year project.
Blanket distribution on the banks of the Sonatla river in Bogra. In the “Char(চর)” area, there are usually river-breaking people. Most of them do not have good homes.
The pictures were taken in Char Chukainagar and Char Sarulia.