Climate Change in Bangladesh: Tiger Widows: SUNDARBANS16

Sockina, 37, lives in Kalinchi. Her husband was killed by a tiger two years ago. “My husband went to Tallpati in the jungle with 4 other men to fish. Around 1 pm he was attacked and the other men tried to save him. They carried him alive to our home. He was unconscious. A doctor came and tried to stop the bleeding from the back of his neck and chest. After half an hour he died. I was crying when I first saw him and I was terrified when he died. I thought, ‘How can I survive this?’ I miss him because when he was beside me I had less pressure to look for work. I didn't have to work before he died. Now I work 2 to 3 days a week. I look every day for work but I can’t find it. I was 15 when I found out I was to be married and I was afraid and I cried. We had a great marriage. I was happy.  I loved him and he took very good care of me. Now I have too many responsibilities. I am very unhappy and have no hope for the future. I pray to Allah for death.”

Sockina, 37, lives in Kalinchi. Her husband was killed by a tiger two years ago. “My husband went to Tallpati in the jungle with 4 other men to fish. Around 1 pm he was attacked and the other men tried to save him. They carried him alive to our home. He was unconscious. A doctor came and tried to stop the bleeding from the back of his neck and chest. After half an hour he died. I was crying when I first saw him and I was terrified when he died. I thought, ‘How can I survive this?’ I miss him because when he was beside me I had less pressure to look for work. I didn't have to work before he died. Now I work 2 to 3 days a week. I look every day for work but I can’t find it. I was 15 when I found out I was to be married and I was afraid and I cried. We had a great marriage. I was happy.  I loved him and he took very good care of me. Now I have too many responsibilities. I am very unhappy and have no hope for the future. I pray to Allah for death.”