Faisal Mahmud

Mahbubur Rahman, Bangladesh

“In 1985, when I was nine years old, … [my family] went back to our homeland in Sandwip. It was a beautiful island. I fell in love with it forever. After completing my graduation, I took a teaching job at a government primary school there. … The national grid hasn’t reached Sandwip yet. It makes our life difficult. … My wife and children didn’t want to stay in Sandwip any more. They stay in my in-law’s house in Chittagong. Every weekend I visit there and stay for two days. Now we have a solar mini grid power plant in Sandwip and it’s changing people’s lives here. I am trying to convince my family to come back here again.”

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