Increased productivity and improved access to markets, finance and extension services for 500,000 farm labourers and smallholder farmer families through a network of 2,500 skilled local service providers and entrepreneurs.
Improve access of 1,000 poor communities to safe WASH facilities, primary health care and improved nutrition, by building the capacity of schools, community groups and informal service providers.
Improve disaster preparedness and the protection status of 500 vulnerable communities through awareness campaigns, strengthening of local institutions, digital technology and networking with local government institutions, the private sector and civil society organisations.
Provide opportunities for 5,000 young people to acquire vocational, numeracy and literacy skills, and challenge harmful social and gender norms, gain employment and improve their lives.
UP Bangladesh: Strategic Aim
What: Make a lasting contribution to the resilience of remote and vulnerable communities in Bangladesh.
How: Building the capacity of farmers, labourers, entrepreneurs, local government and civil society and by supporting self-help initiatives for inclusive economic development, improved health and disaster preparedness.
In the village of Boyerbanga in Khulna District, Southwest Bangladesh, the ground is shifting. For Kakon Mollick, a new business opportunity has laid the foundations for more than just greater financial security for him and his family of three.
Meet 32 year old Laheri Sarker – a dairy farmer from Bishnupur village of Gaibandha district, northwest Bangladesh. Laheri is an active member of ‘Bishnupur Purba Para Shukher Khani Dairy Milk Producer Group’ – established as part of United Purpose’s Improving Food Security and Livelihoods Project (IFSL) project. By joining the group at a critical time in starting up her farm, Laheri and her husband were able to transform their initially uncertain venture into a thriving business.
In rural Bangladesh, menstruation is largely viewed as impure, often imposing many restrictions on what women can do and where they can go. We are challenging these deeply rooted beliefs through our Women's Business Centres.
Meet Rita Begum, a small-scale poultry farmer from Rupsha Upazila in Khulna District, southwestern Bangladesh.
Ayesha fled the brutal violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State back in September. Together with her husband and five children, she embarked on the long, dangerous walk over hills and through forests to the refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.
Over 600,000 Rohingya people have fled the recent eruption of violence in Myanmar and crossed the border into Bangladesh. Brutal military attacks against this stateless Muslim minority intensified in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in August, and sprawling refugee camps have sprung up in the Cox’s Bazar region of Bangladesh. Kate Hartley, Acting Country Director of UP Bangladesh, shares her first-hand experience of visiting one of these camps.
Brutal military attacks against the Rohingya - a stateless Muslim minority - have escalated in Myanmar since August, and over 600,000 refugees have fled across the border to Bangladesh. Here, we highlight the stories of some of the refugees we met in Bangladesh's sprawling refugee camps.