• 6,000 poor and extreme poor forest dependent people were organized into 200 village-level primary groups (FGDs) and 55 Union-level federations
  • All of the 6,000 households have adopted improved cooking stoves and that has reduced their fuel wood consumption by almost 50%
  • 89% of the participants received MRSF loans (ranging from BDT 5,000-25,000) and invested in various AIGAs such as cow rearing, cultivation of high value vegetables, poultry rearing etc.
  • Livelihood component's participants are working in Forest Department plantations

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Post Roanu: phase of analyzing the social resilience

Aktara Begum of Sandwip lives with her husband Anowar Hossain and 5 children in Sandwip, Chittagong. Few years back, she was a housewife and her family totally was solely dependent on her husband’sincome, who was a farmer.

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Dedication can lead to success

50 years old Rajia Begum of Ujirpur, Barishal is not just a housewife. Along with doing all the housework, she is involved in many income generating activities (IGAs) as well (e.g. vegetable cultivation, poultry farming, rabbit and pigeon rearing, hand stich blanket making, etc.). Ever since she got married to Nurul Sarder, who is suffering from autism, she had to involve herself in various activities for financially supporting her family.

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Stepping out from darkness of poverty and ignorance

Selina Begum of Thoyaingakata - Khuniyapalong, Ramu, Coxs Bazar was living a tough life with her husband Shofiul Alam. Selina’s husband was earning for their family whereas Selina was taking care of her house and 02 kids. Situation got worse when Selina was expecting her third child. Her husband left her and kids and married someone else. She did not even have a minimum savings of her own. Even during her pregnancy, she had no option but illegally cutting trees from adjacent forest and selling at her village market. Somehow she was surviving with her children.

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Implemented By

Arannayk Foundation
In partnership with Uttaran and YPSA