Anwara (Satkhira, Bangladesh)
Who I am
Anwara is a refugee and in these parts they're referred to using the English word 'refugee' but it sounds more like 'refuz'.
I have always been a housewife and a labourer and a tiger-prawn fishery worker. My husband died six years ago. He used to be a labourer.
Anwara is one of the poorest interviewees we met and is representative of many of the migrants who moved from West Bengal in India to the Satkhira region of Bangladesh just above the Sundarbans on the eastern side of the border with India. There is discrimination against them – mainly linked to their poverty but also to do with their lack of connections.