THE PEOPLE WE SERVE
We are currently serving 60,004 poor families in over 1,600 villages in four districts in Bangladesh; Netrokona, Bogra, Kishoreganj and Chandpur.
Most of our target families fall into the poorest two of the four categories by which we classify the poor. The four categories are:
extreme hard core poor
families that have one simple meal daily and no economic assets
hard core poor
families that have two simple meals a day and very minimal economic assets
families who experience some food deficiency during the year
families have sufficient food by are unable to provide healthcare or education for their children.
Because of the number and intensity of their issues, many nonprofits in Bangladesh do not focus on poorest of the poor. This is the population we serve. The usual “single approach” of assistance (micro credit, education, food programs and healthcare) has very high failure rate with this population. The holistic approach is designed to provide a comprehensive program offering them an opportunity for permanent uplift out of poverty.