Bangladesh GDP has soared vertiginously since 1980. The number of people living below the poverty line has fallen from more than 44% in 1991 to less than 13%. The reason of booming economy is due to success of fashion business.
Lots of Bangladesh women work in garment factory. They are making up around 80% of the textile workforce. According to a guardian news paper report, in Bangladesh there are three generation of women.
First generation is grand-parents generation. They have got through hard times. They had no money and food during poor country economy. They used to work in farm. But agricuture has ceased to be a feasible source of income. So they have worked unpaid labour, trying to survive in the poverty.
The middle generation has been called 'factory generation'. They are approximately 4.5 million textile workers. They are really working hard. So they has been making huge fortunes and reputation for their country since decades. They also are the breadwinner of family. They send a mount of money home every month. Workers are now more aware of their rights. They gradually get social opportunity and have their own voice.
Young generation can now go to public school. Some of them can go to private kindergarten, or to private tutors. The children are well nourished and in good physical condition compared to previous generations. They can achieve this kind of sucess from the money which comes from the toil of their parents. To bring up young generation, grand-parents and parents are working hard. When mother goes to factory, grand mother takes care of a child.
In spite of doubling of minimum wage it is still impossible to feed a family. That's the why many people assume that Bangladesh women wouldn't be happy with their life. Their life seems to be painted by hardship and toil. Nonetheless, they have a hope for a future. Because future generation are growing up in a good condition.
The miracle in Bangladesh has been currently underway.