Meet Asif

A few years ago he and his family were living in despair. They had no home, not enough food for their family, and no education. Until they met a social worker from PSDI. Thanks to the seeds they received and education provided, Asif’s family now produces enough food for themselves and have surplus they can sell. With more resources, PSDI can serve more families just like Asif’s. Help us help them. Give today.

A few years ago he and his family were living in despair. They had no home, not enough food for their family, and no education. Until they met a social worker from PSDI. Thanks to the seeds they received and education provided, Asif’s family now produces enough food for themselves and have surplus they can sell. With more resources, PSDI can serve more families just like Asif’s. Help us help them. Give today.

 

THE HOLISTIC POVERTY ERADICATION MODEL

Poverty is complex and multidimensional, therefore, it calls for a comprehensive approach to eradication, addressing all aspects of a family’s life including meeting their basic needs, educating the children, having access to affordable healthcare and, most importantly, helping them to develop a skill and/or trade to generate income. It is equally important to provide them with support and encouragement throughout their journey to self-sufficiency as living in poverty is not just an economic state but also an emotional one.

 
 

Our Focus

HOME

Our families are stabilized by providing food for them to eat, clean water for them to drink, and ensuring their living conditions are safe and secure. 

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HEALTH

Health is addressed through the development of an integrated system of healthcare delivery which includes clinics, hospitals, education, and outreach.

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Education

Education is provided through small two-year schools in villages, teaching children their native language (Bangla), English, math and social studies, as well as art, dance, and music. From there, children enter the government schools in grade 3 ready to succeed.

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WORK

Once stable, families are provided opportunities, tools, education, and training to engage in economic opportunities to lift themselves out of poverty. 


WHY BANGLADESH?

Our work began in Bangladesh because it was in an area of the world where the the number of people living in poverty was the greatest.

 

FACES OF THE PEOPLE WE SERVE

We currently serve 60,004 families in rural areas of Bangladesh, including those pictured below.