"The prices of food items are so high. For example, a kilogram of Radish now costs nearly one hundred Taka, which was only twenty Taka," Sonia said, adding that they would die of starvation shortly if the government did not control the price hikes of necessary food items.
More than four million people, primarily needy women hailing from different remote areas of Bangladesh, are working in the country's main exporting sector, the readymade garment industry.
Around 3,500 garment factories in the South Asian Delta nation of nearly 170 million people account for about 85 percent of the country's $55 billion annual exports.
Hundreds of thousands of female garment workers in Bangladesh carry almost the same humanitarian stories as Sonia. They are somehow trying to survive depending on the country's booming RMG sector.