In Bangladesh, one of the biggest problems people face is increasingly frequent and severe flooding. This affects access to food and clean water, as well as people’s ability to earn a living.
CARE worked with community leaders to create innovative counter-measures. Many of their ideas were as simple as they are effective. For example, raising poultry is a common livelihood strategy – especially for women. Unfortunately, chickens often drown during protracted floods; this can be a major blow to household economies.