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Students are getting the access of using sanitary latrine

Boroshanta Register Primary School established in 1969, is situated at Boroshanta village of Parulia union in Debhata  upazila under Satkhira district. It has total 202 students with male 104 and female 98 and 3 teachers in which 2 male and 1 female.  This school had only one latrine which was in condition to use and it was being used by only teachers. The students had no latrine to use in school time. Hence students had to defecate in open places during their school time which caused bad effect on their health. Even though the teachers and students knew about WASH, they could not practice this. As the school is situated in a remote area of Bangladesh, insufficient amount of fund was allocated for   this school by the Government and...
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Technologies change life: The story of Hetalbunia and Hatbati

Hetalbunia and Hatbati are the two villages of Batiaghata upzilla of Khulna district. Agriculture, aquaculture, fishing are the main professions of the people of these villages.  Salinity is the main problem of Agriculture.  In dry season farmers are mostly dependant on T. Aman cultivation for rice. Unfortunately farmers are habituated to traditional agricultural practices and as a result they do not get the optimum yield. Uttaran started CSISA-IRRl-Uttaran partnership project in these...
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Now Rafiqul Islam Morol found an alternative way of his livelihood

Rafiqul Islam Morol is a farmer living in the village Mohondi  of khalilnagar union of Tala upazila  under Satkhira district. He has four members in his family which includes his Wife, daughter and son. In 2007 Uttaran started a project titled "Homestead Agro Forestry through Improved Management   Practice" through Arannayk Foundation in this area and he was selected as a beneficiary of this project. The objective  of this project  was to upgrade  the biodiversity  conservation  ...
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Legal aid brought smile to many like Resma

Resma Khatun is an inhabitant of Tala upasila of Satkhira District. She has one sister and a brother. Her father; Mansur Ali Gazi is a small businessman and the only earner of the family. Resma was married to Abdul Rahim, son of Abdul Gofur, inhabitant of Atghora village of Monirampur upazila of Jessore district. After 6 months of their marriage, her husband started to create pressure on Resma to bring BDT.50,000 from her father as dowry. She had no other way rather than telling it to her...
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Freedom from poverty: A new life

Reshma Begum (25) is a housewife. Her husband Mannon  Morol  (30) is a landless  and extreme poor day labourer.  They are living at Par-Ramnathpur village under Paikgacha  upazila of Khulna  district.  They lived in a small hut which was in a dilapidated condition.  Mannan  Morol did not have the ability to manage  three meals a day for his family let alone reconstructing  the house. Regular work was very hard to find. When Uttaran-shiree partnership SEMPTI project started working...
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Abdul Jalil Sana and 57 landless families received khasland in Assasuni upazila of Satkhira

The river Gutiyakhali used to flow through the village Durgapur of Ashshuni  Sadar Union under AshasJumi Upzilla of Satkhira  district. Now it is like a small cannel.  The alluvial land of Gutiyakhali river had been taken by Government as agricultural khasland category and was distributed among the landless people.

Abdul Jalil Sana (32), son of Md. Jofel Sana received a piece of khasland on the river side of Durgapur village with the assistance of Uttaran  Manusher  Jonno Foundation...
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Fighting for land to fight poverty

Bangladesh won its independence in 1971, with the dream of establishing a poverty-free Sonar Bangla (Golden Bengal). The inner spirit of this dream was to establish a secular society, free from exploitation and optimum parity between the rich and the poor. During Pakistan era the disparity between the rich and the poor was so high that the people of East Pakistan became desperate to get of Pak domination and craved for a society of equality and justice.

However, even after 39 years of...
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People Took Initiatives for Changing Policy : A Case on People's Movement for coastal wetland conservation

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 mid-90s, the government initiated a project for the drainage of water viz. Khulna...
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