Success Story: Uttaran_BDEP

Sabina Begum builds a business while boosting the dairy sector of Bangladesh Mini-agribusiness concept empowers women entrepreneurs Traditionally in Bangladesh, women play a significant role in household livestock nurturing.  And now through a three-year U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded Bangladesh Dairy Enhancement Project (BDEP), women entrepreneur like Sabina Begum are undertaking new role in the dairy…

People Took Initiatives for Changing Policy

Written by: Shahidul Islam, Director, Uttaran a. The Introduction: Since 1980s, a vast area in the southwestern part of Bangladesh has been waterlogged. The inhabitants comprehend that the Coastal Embankment constructed during the 1960s is mainly responsible for this water logging. There were a number of popular movements demanding a sustainable solution to this problem of water-logging…

Challenging the stereotyped thinking about land rights through Taramina’s struggle is of having women land ownership

Taramina (28-30) lives in a village, Belbelia of Jamalpur district. Taramina is the secretary of one of the Primary Organizations (POs) of Uttaran. Uttaran is a nongovernmental development organization which is working on equitable land rights for all especially for women, landless and vulnerable communities. Taramina as the secretary of PO takes part to aware…

Bilkis Begum is Now Self-sufficient

Confidence is one of the prime factors to success. It has been proved again by Bilkis Begum, 35 years old house wife. She is the wife of Abdullah Khan of Gopalpur village in Tala upazila under Satkhira district. She has one son. He is six years old and reading in class one. She has received…

Monowara: From Despair To Hope

“Now I am economically solvent and happy”, said Monowara (45), a mother of two children of the Hatbati village of Batiaghata upazila of Khulna district. Just three years ago, the situation of Monowara’s family was very miserable. But her life has witnessed a positive change after being selected for BHH of EEP-shiree-SEMPTI project in June…

The return of Chandnimukha Registered Primary School by the help of PARSES Project and community

Through implementing  PARSES Phase II project,  community  helped  to change the educational  environment  of Chandnimukha  Purbapara  Rgeistered  Primary  School. The school was established on 15 October 2004 near the WAPDA dam on the bank of Kholpetuya river in the village Chandnimukha under Gabura union of Shyamnagar upazilla in Satkhira.  The school was registered on 06…

Rahima Begum is now happy with her cows

Rahima Begum, wife of Abul Kashem Fakir is living in Jatpur village of Tala Upazila under Satkhira district. She is 46 years old. Rahima Begum is a member of Nijera Shikhi group of Uttaran. In 2008 she became a group member of Nijera Shikhi group and received different social and skill development training from Uttaran.…