Member of YRC Roshni
I am Shabana, I live in a slum area of Rajabazar. Now I am 28 years old. My father passed away when I was 5, our family went through very hard times.
When I recall my childhood, my heart feels heavy. My mother and sisters used to be away, working in other people’s homes. My whole childhood went by in doing housework and in play. I was like one of those paper planes that children fly, that has no direction. When I saw other kids eating something good or wearing nice clothes, I used to feel very bad.
One afternoon my friend Mussarat and I were sitting outside my home, chatting. I told her that I had never tasted ice-cream or chocolate. I had no idea that she would actually get these things for me! Within a day or two, she did, and I tasted the first Cadbury Chocolate of my life! I was 8 years old then. While eating, I started to cry.