This 54 page document describes the SHOUHARDO food security program in Bangladesh and how it uses a women's empowerment model to...
CARE started its operations in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1949. Today, CARE Bangladesh amplifies the voices of the poor and the marginalized in ways that influence public opinion, development practices, and policy at all levels by drawing on grassroots experience and relationships with civil society, government, and the private sector.
We have made a long-term commitment to specific marginalized and vulnerable groups to achieve a lasting impact on the underlying causes of poverty and social injustice.
Bottom of the Pyramid Selling
Researchers studied a sales program that employs Bangladeshi women at the proverbial bottom of the pyramid, run by the Bangladesh arm of CARE.
CARE has learned over the years how to harness the power of inclusive businesses to spur development. With the right support, these gateway enterprises have the potential to become powerful partners and vehicles for lasting change in areas where markets are underdeveloped.
Nijera Cottage and Village Industries (NCVI) is a worker- and artisan-owned social enterprise that represents groups that work in Bangladesh.
Killani Rani lives with family in rural Bangladesh. Her husband struggled to find work, and the strain that poverty put on the family caused struggles in the household. Kallani Rani did her best to feed her family. They had one cow, but it produced so little milk, there wasn’t enough to feed her family. Then, Killani learned about a CARE program to strengthen dairy value chains. Even though it was not a cultural norm for a woman to work outside the home, Kallani Rani joined the program, where she learned about dairy cattle management.
Srimoti Lolita Rani, a 43 year-old woman laborer of Ramnager Union in Nilphamary district, has been honored as “Joyeeta” for her outstanding contribution on economic and social empowerment and volunteerism in the community in an occasion arranged by CARE with support of the Nilphamary district administration.
Agriculture is the single largest producing sector of the Bangladesh economy, and both the government and NGOs are providing extensive support to this sector. To provide the beneficiaries involved in agricultural activities with services at their doorstep, the SHOUHARDO II program facilitates Community Agriculture Volunteers. Community Agriculture Volunteers are working in program areas as a change maker.
This 54 page document describes the SHOUHARDO food security program in Bangladesh and how it uses a women's empowerment model to dramatically improve nutrition and food security outcomes--more than any other program intervention.
4 page brief that describes the first year of CARE's child marriage prevention programming in Bangladesh and Nepal, including our focus on underlying causes of marriage.
These questions came out of lengthy discussions with project teams in Bangladesh and Nepal. As a learning project, Tipping Point staff and community groups will intentionally explore these questions in the course of our work with communities and networks.
1. How can community mobilization strategies be applied to change community norms related to child marriage and its root causes?
Digging Up the Roots to Replant the Future. This one page fact sheet shows key statistics about child marriage globally, and in Bangladesh in Nepal.