Meet Arifakter. She makes our clothes.
She works 60 hours a week and gets paid .10 cents/hour ($6/week or $24/month). She rents a single room on the 6th floor of a building that looks like it has been gutted by a fire. To afford the $43/month rent, she shares the room with 6 others.
She may work harder and get paid less than mom’s in the USA, but she still has the energy to attend to her daughter’s stubbed toe.
Today, I met many men and women, girls and boys just like Arifakter. They all have their own stories, hopes, and dreams.
I’m in Dhaka until the 29th and I will be spending much of my remaining time meeting the people who make our clothes.
Who are you wearing?