E-NEWSDONATE

ACHIEVING SOCIOECONOMIC INCLUSION

OF VULNERABLE FAMILY CARERS IN BANGLADESH

© Iqbal Hossain iqbal_labqi@hotmail.com
  • LOCATION

    Savar, Bangladesh

  • PROJECT DATES

    October 2018 – September 2020

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    PROJECT PARTNERS

    Centre for Disability in Development (CDD) Bangladesh

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    FUNDER

    UK Aid Direct – Small Charities Challenge Fund

We were delighted to be one of the first recipients of Department for International Development’s new Small Charities Challenge Fund in 2018.

Using a community empowerment approach, this project is addressing the social and economic challenges being faced by carers, the majority of whom are women.

 

Research by CDD estimated that 67% of households in the project area containing a carer and person with disability were living in extreme poverty on less than $1 per day. These carers were excluded from mainstream poverty alleviation programmes due to caring responsibilities and stigma which meant there was a critical need for this project.

 

Working with 500 carers, the project is facilitating the following:

  • Carers participating in local support groups
  • Carers having access to improved medical services and counselling
  • Carers reporting an improvement in their wellbeing
  • Carers engaging in new livelihoods and lifting their families out of poverty
  • Carers having the information and support that they need to access government and private livelihood opportunities

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