“I don’t understand Corona, and I don’t want want to know about it. I want work. If I can’t work, I only understand that I will not have food.“
I am a Rickshaw driver. What I used to earn at the end of the day was my only income. I don’t have any land or any other income. From the beginning of April, I could not go to road with my Rickshaw which was my only income to feed my wife and children including my old mother. First few days, I used to go to road, but due to restriction of movement of people for Corona, my income was less, but still I could manage food for my family. But from second week of April, I am sitting at home, I don’t have income. My days are getting harder. I am worried, tomorrow what I will do, who will give me food, what I will do for my children and my old mother. Five days back, I became desperate and went to road with my Rickshaw. Police stopped me and asked me why I had gone out on the road in lockdown in the area. They broke my Rickshaw, the only means of income I had. I don’t see any hope. I heard that Government will give some food, but I don’t think that that will reach up to me.
I am uneducated, I don’t know anything what is happening and what will happen with Corona. I only know that I don’t have any food, I don’t have earning at the end of the day. I am hopeless. I don’t understand Corona, and I don’t want want to know about it. I want work. If I can’t work, I only understand that I will not have food. Do you want to give us food?
Summary from interview with Mr Sohag, rickshaw driver in Munshiganj, 08/04/2020
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