I entered the ready-made garments (RMG) sector in 2016 to support my family and have a better life with my husband. I began my career as an Operator, earning CHF 117 at Echotex Limited, an RMG factory. I have felt anxious carrying my salary in cash and was looking for a safer means of receiving the wages. Luckily, the factory management decided to bring the workers under formal banking services in collaboration with Sarathi, a Swisscontact-implemented project. I opened my bank account with Bank Asia in February 2018 and, since then, I have observed how using a bank account safeguards my income. I can now easily withdraw money as per my need using my Debit Card and save the rest in the account. I have wanted to save money safely and this account has made it possible. Recently, I withdrew CHF 294 from my savings and utilised it for family affairs. I encourage my co-workers to take similar initiatives to save so that they can reap the benefits from interest rates on savings.
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