46 million or more people have been affected by torrential rains and extreme monsoon weather across India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan.
Work is hard to find in Koibortopara, the remote village in northern Bangladesh where Kallani and her family struggled for years to survive.
“We had no way out,” she says. “No food, no clothing, as we had no consistent income.”
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.
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.
As a young girl, Rehena Begum was the brightest among her peers in school.
In just six months, twenty-year-old Selina was able to change her life, showing that dedication can lead to dream fulfillment, despite mounting obstacles.
CARE’s school management committees in Bangladesh stitch learning into the lives of kids and their parents.
Agriculture is the single largest producing sector of the Bangladesh economy, and both the government and NGOs are providing extensive support to this sector.