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The 'Invincible' Shirt, Made by Rana Plaza Survivors:

The 'Invincible' Shirt, Made by Rana Plaza Survivors:

Oporajeo (invincible , in English) is a factory owned by Dhaka locals, setup after the Rana Plaza disaster on April 24th, 2013 to create job opportunities for some of the survivors as a rehabilitation initiative. After the disaster, many drives were organized: direct donations; medical camps; reallocation programs; cattle distribution; and different ideas of income earning such as tea stalls were provided to some of the victims. But they were unsuccessful in keeping the victims motivated towards a more permanent mode of living by earning a guaranteed monthly income. After some discussions and planning with NGO’s, the survivors and other experts, a decision was made to setup a small factory that would produce bags made of jute and jute cotton to be sold in the local market. The idea being, bags would require just a bit of training. Launched in June 2013 with 6 industrial se...

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