This article tells the success story of Fatima Begum from Jhenaidaha, Bangladesh. Having learned of the Integrated Rural Women Development Program of the Bangladesh Rural Development Board, Fatima started a Mohila Samobaya Samity or Women's Cooperative Society on August 21, 1993, with a deposit of Tk. 15 as savings and Tk. 10 as share. In 1994 and 1997 she received loans which she used to purchase a cow, for small trade, and for starting a grocery shop. She had repaid all her loans and had increased her savings deposit to Tk. 1530 and share to Tk. 710. She also had purchased 5 decimals of land and constructed a small house. Meanwhile, Fatima had adopted family planning methods and had two children. Fatima is now the elected Director of Jhenaidaha Sadar Thana Cooperative Societies Federation. Her own society is considered an ideal organization under her leadership. Her society now has 28 members and the amount of thrift-deposit has become Tk. 25,590.