Alexa Moyna; a brave woman entrepreneur

Dhaka, Sunday   23 February 2020


Moyna; a brave woman entrepreneur

 Yunus Ali Anand, Kurigram

 Published: 02:56 PM, 29 January 2020  

Shahnaz Khatun Moyna

Shahnaz Khatun Moyna

Shahnaz Khatun Moyna, a brave woman entrepreneur and daughter of Joynul Abedin of Bohober Vita village at Thanahat UP in Chilmari Upazila of Kurigram. She started poultry farming to introduce herself as a successful farmer and a successful woman. 

Moyna is the youngest among four siblings — as she is the youngest, her parents, siblings used to give her Tk 5-10 on various occasions such as Eid, Pohela Boishakh. Moyna saved that money instead of spending. 

In March 2007, She got interested in farming after hearing the speech of Upazila livestock officers on poultry farming in a 10-day village-based VDP basic training. Then in March 2012, she took a 42-day general Ansar basic training from Ansar-VDP Academy in Shafipur, Gazipur. There she got the inspiration for self-employment.  

Then in March 2014, she took a 42-day basic computer training based on the profession at SM Barrack Ansar-VDP basic Computer Training Center in Gaibandha. 

She completed academic studies from Kurigram Alia Madrasa through Kamil Pass in 2018. Later, she decided to do poultry and pigeon farming in a small range with the savings of Tk 1500.

Then at the beginning of 2019, she started a farm with 60 baby ducks with a fund of Tk 1500 and bought 200 babies by taking a loan of Tk 20,000 from Uddipon NGO and at the end of December 2019, she purchased 200 more babies by expanding her poultry with a cost of Tk 7000. She also started pigeons rearing at home where the number of pigeons stands at 35. 

Shahnaz Khatun Moyna said, “I would like to be involved with the poultry farm with agriculture. I have also passed the Teacher Registration Examination for the post of Assistant Moulavi. As an alternative to my income, I attended Kurigram Homeopathy College located at Dasherhat in Kurigram Sadar upazila.”

“I took the final exam of the diploma course in January. In June 2019, I was trained as a female Ansar platoon commander in Chilmari Upazila to devote myself to the service of the country. I am also serving as platoon commander of Woman Ansar.”

“I want to represent myself as a successful poultry farmer and a successful woman. This self-employment activity will continue. I want everyone’s help and blessings,” Shahnaz Khatun Moyna also said. 

Golam Mostafa Ranga, Accountant of the District Ansar VDP office, told Daily Bangladesh that women are less enthusiastic about such self-employment. “Shahnaz Khatun Moyna’s self-employment effort will make her role model for the country in the future.”

He wished Shahnaz Khatun Moyna’s bright future and urged all to come forward to assist her.