Meet Momota from Bogra, a woman who lived near one of our clinics. 

She had been very ill with gall stones and other illnesses. Even a common illness can be devastating for a family living in rural Bangladesh. Momota received services from one of our clinics that restored her health completely. We also helped her family throughout Momota’s illness, providing food and blankets. The family now owns two cows and the father provides a steady income driving a van.  

Momota is a success story!


Meet Selena from Netrokona, Bangladesh. She was a member of one of 240 families who were resettled after losing everything in a flood several years ago. 

Thanks to your support, she and her family are living in their own hut and have started a new life. Selena had earned income from her participation in the roadside tree program and received 60% of the profits when the trees were harvested last year. With these funds and money earned from the sale of a cow, Selena was able to purchase a small plot of land to farm — securing their income for years to come.

Selena is a success story!


Meet Sheta, a widow with seven children. When the family began working with our program in Bangladesh in 1994 they initially received a tin roof for their hut to ensure their safety during the monsoons.

They chose our microcredit program to purchase chickens and ducks and began working on their economic uplift. All loans were repaid. They helped care for roadside trees planted near their home which eventually paid them a profit once the trees were harvested. Sheta became a silkworm rearer in our sericulture industry. One of her children learned tailoring. Another operates a taxi earning a good income. Much of this support was a result of PSDI funding — your donation!!!! The family graduated out of poverty into self-sufficiency in 2008. Today Sheta owns two homes for her and her family. Five of her children are married and are able to contribute to the household. 

Sheta is a success story!