The family depends on this extra money he brings in, so Shohug sells lentil chips every day after school.
Shohug Begum has fond memories of his dad singing him a folk song each night to help him fall asleep. The 10-year-old cherished his father’s hugs and trips to the store together to buy chocolate. His father worked away from the family in Dhaka driving a rickshaw, because he could earn more money there. But every 15 days, he came home, and Shohug relished the time together.
In 2012, his father was killed in a crash, leaving Shohug to support his family. He still attends school, but he also spends hours each day selling lentil chips that his mother makes to earn just a couple dollars each day. The work is hard and makes his days long.
Shohug attends World Vision's Child-Friendly Learning and Resource Center and hopes to finish his studies to become a police officer or get a job in the government.
Photo©2017 World Vision, Laura Reinhardt
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