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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 sector as owner of mini-agribusiness.

As dairy farmer herself, Sabina Begum took a series of BDEP trainings on animal nutrition. Here she learned about how to secure the best quality of ingredients for feed concentrate and how to make appropriately blended ratios for milking cows. With is information...
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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 issue and the people have been expressing their grievances in different ways since long. In...
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Julekha and Afsar Ali happy to receive Field Parcha

“God will do you good and make you very successful in life because you obtained for us the land which we purchased through our hard earned money,” said Julekha. Julekha and Afsar Ali are the residents of Belbelia Mouza, Jamalpur and members of primary organisations of Uttaran. Julekha regularly attends the courtyard meetings conducted by Uttaran and is aware of the activities of land owners during land record and survey. Digital land record and survey commenced in Belbelia Mouza on 1...
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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 2010. As a part of the project, Uttaran formed a primary organization at Hatbati village chaired by Monowara. Before joining Uttaran, Monowara worked...
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Now Md. Ibrahim Hassan Became a Successful Businessman

Md. Ibrahim Hassan (25) is a young sanitary manufacturer of North Nalta village under Kaligonj upazila of Satkhira district. His father Md. Abdur Roshid was a petty sanitary trader. Ibrahim’s family was already struggling to run with the little income of his father. But the sudden death of his father in 2005 brought his family into more vulnerable position. Being the only son, Ibrahim wanted to holds the family’ sanitary business of his father and formed 'Roshid Sanitary Center' using his...
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Food Bank is a real seasonal friend for the poor

Nilima Das, a 35 years old housewife, has been living at Uttar Shakhipur village under Shakhipur union of Debhata upazila of Satkhira district with her husband and two daughters. Shankor Das, Nilima’s husband is a 43 years old day laborer who has earns his livelihood by working in a shrimp gher. They have been passing their life as husband & wife for 12 years. Their elder daughter is reading in Class III and the youngest daughter is 4 years old. They have a homestead with 0.05 acres of...
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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 a credit from Women Entrepreneurship Development project and started production of betel leaf. Through producing betel leaf she became benefited and thus she is self-sufficient now.

Bilkis Begum became...
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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 July 2010. There are three female teachers, a male teacher and 227 students (109 boys and 118 girls from...
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