Dhaka, Bangladesh
Woman earns over 7,700,000 taka working from home and keeps it a secret from her husband for 3 years

Woman earns over 7,700,000 taka working from home and keeps it a secret from her husband for 3 years

Imagine that for three years, your other half had been hiding more than 7,700,000 Taka from you. Could you do the same thing? Monica Devi, a mother of two from Sylhet, put her marriage and her family in jeopardy by keeping a shocking secret from her husband for three years. Monica and Muhammad got married in 2008 after a few years of dating. Muhammad is an engineer, and Monica works at the reception of the local clinic. After the birth of their first child in 2014, they decided that Monica would give up her job to stay home and look after him. Productive sectors of the economy were hit hard by the global financial crisis in 2014. Fortunately, Muhammad didn't lose his job, but he had to work overtime and decrease his salary significantly in order to help his company survive. "My husband could take care of our family's basic needs, but I could see how exhausted his work was making him. We tried to save as much as possible, but we still didn't have enough money" told Monica. "We couldn't imagine what our future would be like. The market recovered somewhat, but then began falling again. I was pregnant with our second child at the time - we were just praying that everything would be okay. We weren't confident that our financial position was stable. All we could do was pray." One evening, some time after the birth of their second child, Monica saw an ad on Facebook about working from home, which promised earnings of more than 75,000 Taka a day. She was intrigued. She followed the link to find out more about the job. "There were a lot of positive user reviews about this ad, so I felt safe signing up. It wasn't a get-rich-quick scheme by some fraudsters forcing into trade in order to make a living. If they'd suggested selling products, I wouldn't have signed up", she said. Working on the internet from home has become a major global trend, and the wave of popularity has reached Bangladesh. Olymp Trade is a system that allows people to earn money by, for example, forecasting the growth or fall of currency exchange rates. All you need to do to gain access is fill out a short online form. I was very nervous when I used the platform for the first time. I'm no computer expert, but they do teach us some very useful things. All I know is how to search for things on the internet, and that's all. I didn't want my husband to feel like he couldn't provide for his family." After two weeks of using the platform, Monica transferred more than 850,000 Taka in total to her card. Monica decided that she needed to keep the money a secret until she was ready to tell her husband about her new job. So she opened a bank account in secret. Her husband had no idea. She arranged it so that money from her card was redirected to this account every week. This went on for three years. Muhammad still had work, while Monica was earning money on the Olymp Trade platform from home She didn't go near the money that was building up in the secret account. "It was hard for me to keep such a big thing secret from my husband. I felt guilty, but more than that, I was scared to tell him. Looking back on it, I think it was very silly to keep this secret." At the beginning of last year, Muhammad lost his job. When Monica saw what a blow this was to her husband, she decided that the time had come to tell him what she'd been doing every day. She went to the bank and withdrew the money from her secret account that had been building up for more than three years. By that time, there was already more than 7,700,000 Taka. "Monica sat beside me and told me that she'd been hiding something from me, that she was ashamed," told Muhammad. "Then she took out her bank statement from her pocket and gave it to me. The statement showed her name, the sum of 7,628,801 Taka and the official seal of the bank. At first I didn't believe it, but then she told me about Olymp Trade." "He didn't say anything at first. I thought he'd get angry and would never believe me again. But then he hurrayed and hugged me. I told him that I felt ashamed and guilty, but he said that he felt relieved, that his prayers for a solution to our money problems had been answered," tells Monica. "My prayers had been answered too. We started over again from nothing and earned 60,000 Taka a day. Muhammad and Monica's story was widely shared in local media, including on blogs and in the news. When we found out about it, we wasted no time asking them if we could publish this information here in our report about local employment. We asked Monica to give some exclusive advice to our readers: "I don't recommend keeping secrets from your other half, and if you find a good source of income, get started with it right away." We got in touch with Olymp Trade and they provided us with some great insructions as an exclusive reward for our readers. You can have a look at them and hear some exclusive advice that can help you earn up to 85,000 Taka a day.

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