“Anyone who has struggled with poverty knows how expensive it is to be poor” – James Baldwin
I was born in the remote village of Chatmohar Upazilla, Pabna in the year of 1964. My father being a marginal farmer and a petty school master had to struggle to support a family of 11 (eleven) members. I could not imagine the luxury of satisfactory appetite in the daily living through immense hardship. I was lucky enough to be blessed with the almighty having me to achieve the required academic excellence. My success story begins with immense struggle with nothingness. That is why I have the feeling and empathy to people those who are marginal and fighting every day to make a living out of nothing. I do still remember those days when I had to walk miles on bare foot to reach school to get the tuition. Or, had to walk miles with the LMF doctor carrying his heavy bag when my mother fell sick. Drinking water scarcity still makes me thirsty and I feel grateful to Almighty that I have survived these all odds. I can dearly realize that not everyone is so blessed and lucky like me. As gesture of my realization, I founded FAIZ FOUNDATION to stand by those who are still struggling. Now, the village has a school, adult learning center, Free Treatment facility, Safe Drinking Water, The Batighar (Library). These are some small notion of a vision of vast aspiration. There still remains an infinite gap which shall make me happy and contented. FAIZ Foundation shall work relentlessly to fill up those gaps with combined effort form the people of all spheres.
Chairman, FAIZ Foundation