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Project Title

Donor / Address

Period

1
APHD-Asia Partnership form Human Development,
Thailand
May 1993-December 2007
2
JAD Canada-The Jewish Association for Development
Canada
January 1993- June 1994
3
Caritas Netherlands
July 1997- June 2004
4
Caritas Netherlands
November 1998- October 1999
5
Proshika Manobik Unnayan Kendra Dhaka, Bangladesh
January 2000- December 2000
6
Cordaid-Netherlands
August 2007 - October 2007
7
Cordaid-Netherlands
November 2007-December 2007
8
Cordaid-Netherlands
April 2008 - February 2009
9
Cordaid-Netherlands
July 2008 - June 2009
10
Cordaid-Netherlands
June 15, 2009 - June 26, 2009
11
Cordaid-Netherlands
24 October - 23 November 2010
12
Pally Life development Society (PLDS) USA
24 January -24 March 2011

 

1. Integrated Women Development Program (IWDP)

Duration : May 1993 to December 2007

Objective of the project:

  • Target people are aware and well organized.
  • Family health condition improved and reduced malnutrition, mortality and

Morbidity.

  • Develop women federation and increase women involvement in income generation activities.
  • Gender relation developed.

Activities :

  • Group and women federation formation
  • Training Program (Staff  & Beneficiaries training)
  • Workshop and Seminar
  • Tree Plantation
  • Income Generation Activities

Achievement
The program is self-supporting during the project period by mobilizing local available resources. Training inputs facilitate the group members for their empowerment to top local resources both from government and non-government for ensuring their participation in development process. While the saplings are matured, they will be the asset of each member, out of which they will receive fruit and fuel support as well as nutritional intake. It will also help the environmental degradation. Credit support for income generating activities will create employment opportunities which will utilize as revolving loan fund  (RLF) for extension of similar activities among other group members. Through this revolving process, utilizing local resources will financially benefit more beneficiaries. The service charge will facilitate in satisfying partial recurring expenses of the program. Program activities will empowered them in ensuring their participation in development process through confidence building. Saplings distribution for homestead plantation will act as important component for improving the environmental situation.

The group members/beneficiaries will be skilled especially in the field of human development which will be the asset to lead their lives. The RLF is a continuous process that will generate fund accumulation for the organization as well as more assistance will be given to the members/beneficiaries. It is presumed that during the project period, a process will be developed to lead their active participation in the society. Thus the program impact is enormous and within the project period, the program itself will be a sustainable one.

Economic:  The income of target people will increase from lower scale to subsistence level because of income activities by using credit. It is expected that beneficiaries will attain sustainability to meet basic needs from own income.
Social aspect:  Solidarity among group members will be strong to bring changes situation from anti poor stand to pro-poor stand. Groups unity will increase power of target people to raise voice and to make a permanent respectful position in the society. The group with cohesive strength will establish justice rights and justice to the oppressed. Target group people will a sustainable social integrity for all.

Behavioral change:   Because of awareness building on different issues, education, training and workshops for gender and human rights sensitization the attitude of people will be changed maintain good health, good environment, gender equality and good social environment compatible for the poor. There will be sustainable changes in the behavior of target beneficiaries.

2. Income generating sewing training program.

Duration  : January 1993 to June 1994

Project  description :
Income Generating Program for the destitute people as well as underprivileged classes are very essential issue at the operational areas of INDAB with a view to promoting their less fortune economic conditions. Since last one year the INDAB'S work-force motivated, encouraged and trained up to develop skills over than 50% of the total group members in this concern to establish occupation based I.G. program with their group capital. Some of the matured groups in the mean time had successfully organized different varieties of I.G. Program with their group savings. But all those small group projects were in limited position and even it could not cover demand and priorities regarding earnings or job opportunities of all the destitute people. On the above point of view, the development section of INDAB provided seasonal loan individual or collectively after a prolonged feasibility study of the ongoing I.G. program. In the meantime, expected results were received from the reports of Field Worker. The concerned staff of INDAB along with field staff carefully observed and supervised the project time to time.

Activities :
A number of 4 batches consists of 30 nos. in each batch of women having insignificant experiences on Sewing from the organized groups of INDAB got training for 3 months. These 30 nos. of participating women have accomplished their training on 30 nos. of Sewing machines.
4 Society has been formed duly by each 30 nos. of trained trainees who have been giving Sewing facilities to the clients of the locality.

IMPACTS OF THE TRAINING
a) It has been noted that the trainees who have received sewing training from the managerial procedures of INDAB, have been sewing their own clothes and also giving sewing and training facilities to local clients.
b) Socio-economic infrastructure of the local people is being changed because of the impacts of this sewing training under the proper guidance, management and administration of INDAB.
c) Employment opportunities have been created by reason of this sewing training and in consequence of this training, majority of them have got employment in different garment factories by dint of the certificate on sewing training issued by INDAB.
d) Reciprocal obedience between husband and wife has been reconciled by reason of developing economic status which is originated from sewing training angles.

3. Food and Nutrition Improvement

Duration : July 1997 to June 2004

Objectives of the program are-

  • Solidarity among organized 60 poor women's group and 18 hard core poor groups in the project area
    strengthen and establishment the concept of FNS in 3 years period.
  • Improvement of health of 7740 target population and decrease of infant and mother mortality rate to
    negligible percentage.
  •   Provision for agri-food and non crop food production and income of 930 beneficiary families for reduction
    of malnutrition among children and women.
  •  Assurance of income of 360 hard core poor to at least subsistence level so that they can avoid starvation
    during non harvesting period by special credit program.
  •  Improvement of pollution free environment at 1290 homestead by taking sanitary measures and tree plantation.
  • Provision for women participation in agriculture and non agriculture food production and gender equality.
  • Collaboration, coordination with government and other financing agency strengthen.
  • Attainment of program sustainability.
  • Upgraded capacity of INDAB to carry on food and nutritional security concept for target people.

Activity :
Group formation

  • All group members continue savings.
  • Weekly meetings in groups continue.
  • Credit disbursement and installment recovery
  • Follow up income activities of beneficiaries.
  • Establish satellite clinic and provide health service e.g. pre and post natal mother, referring reproductive
    age mother and children under 1 year old for vaccination and complicated delivery at government centre,
    providing general treatment, delivery done by trained personals and children under 5 years growth monitoring.
  • Developing health lesson and imparting lessons to satellite clinics attendants and beneficiaries.
  • Making batch of women to provide training.
  • Developing training materials and modules.
  • Conducting training on :
           1. Eadership, management, democracy and conflict resolution.
           2. Different IGA.
  • Bio mass manure production initiation at homestead areas.
  • Homestead vegetable gardening initiation using bio mass manure.
  • Initiating food storage for no harvesting period.
  • Demonstration nutritional food preparation and equal share among women members of families.
  • Identifying hard core poor as per definition in the special credit policy to reach hard core poor.
  • Recording the base status of hard core poor so that their progress could be measured.
  • Organizing hard core poor in peer groups of 20 members each.
  • Taking 1(one) member from each household and bring other members of households in the other
    development program coverage including health and education for children.
  • Continuing and conducting awareness discussions in group meetings.
  • Provide training on food and nutrition concept.
  • Providing training on family based income activities.
  • Providing training on credit management.
  • Assessment of the performances of hard core poor toward achievement of self-reliance.
  • Individual food storage or security for hard core poor.
  • Motivation beneficiary on homestead environment cleanliness sanitation and hygiene in group meetings
    and at satellite clinics.
  • Arrangement of slab, ring of tube well, tree saplings, flower seeds etc. and distribute to beneficiaries.
  • Initiating pit for dumping domestic waste.
  • Mosquito eradication campaign at each union in beneficiaries homesteads at 2 months intervals.
  • Highlights of basic concept of gender equality and food security among community people through folk media.
  • Conduct folk culture shows, drama, film shows on gender and food security at union level.
  • Conduct different awareness program
  • Development services sector (health, education)
  • Skill training to staff.

Output/Result :

  • Cohesive and self governed groups.
  • Infant and mother mortality reduced and good health status of target population.
  • Target family members take nutritious food to reduce malnutrition.
  • Food buying capacity increased among hard core poor.
  • Target beneficiary enjoy environment friendly homestead.
  •  Women participation in income and production increased. Gender equality in family established.
  •  Food and nutritional security concept popularized.
  •  Food and nutritional development program attain sustainability.
  •  INDAB's capacity increased

 

4. Emergency Relief Response for Flood Victims of Babuganj (ERRFB)

Duration : August 2007 - October 2007

Objectives :

  • To provide emergency food relief to 700 selected victim families of targeted beneficiaries;
  • To provide emergency survival relief to 350 selected victim MMC households;
  • To provide emergency recovery relief to 483 selected victims households of the targeted MMC.

Activities :

  • Victim selection and card distribution
  • Hiring warehouse, procurement and packaging
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Printing relief distribution card and master roll
  • Transport to distribution center
  • Distribution packages and cash to selected victims
  • Monitoring and impact assessment
  • Photograph
  • Completion report.

Result or Outcome of the Project :
The immediate result of the project is that seriously flood affected selected poor household will be relieved of starvation due to meseries and out of income for flood devastation. 700 poor and the most marginalized families will save lives and will restart building settlement, having food supports 483 will restart means of livelihood and income activities having emergency relief and 350 will have survival packets.
The main outcome of the project is the process of being have-nots after loosing everything in disaster and disaster after crises will be halted. The extreme poor beneficiary will resume their flood previous living status.

 

5. Women Empowerment Program' supported by PROSHIKA Bangladesh

Duration : January 2000- December 2000

Objective : Women Empowerment Program is going to be implemented for coping disastrous situation   as well as from the context of humanity. The main objectives of this program is to eliminate the gender discrimination over women folk by institutionalizing them with dignity.

Activities :

  • Group formation
  • Non Formal Primary Education (NFPE)
  • Adult literacy center
  • IGA support
  • Cultural Function
  • Voter awareness Program
  • Publication

 

6. Emergency Relief Response for Flood Victims of Babuganj (ERRFB)

Duration : August 2007 - October 2007

Objectives :

  • To provide emergency food relief to 700 selected victim families of targeted beneficiaries;
  • To provide emergency survival relief to 350 selected victim MMC households;
  • To provide emergency recovery relief to 483 selected victims households of the targeted MMC.

Activities :

  • Victim selection and card distribution
  • Hiring warehouse, procurement and packaging
  • Volunteer recruitment
  • Printing relief distribution card and master roll
  • Transport to distribution center
  • Distribution packages and cash to selected victims
  • Monitoring and impact assessment
  • Photograph
  • Completion report.

Result or Outcome of the Project :
The immediate result of the project is that seriously flood affected selected poor household will be relieved of starvation due to meseries and out of income for flood devastation. 700 poor and the most marginalized families will save lives and will restart building settlement, having food supports 483 will restart means of livelihood and income activities having emergency relief and 350 will have survival packets. The main outcome of the project is the process of being have-nots after loosing everything in disaster and disaster after crises will be halted. The extreme poor beneficiary will resume their flood previous living status.

 

7. Emergency Support for the Cyclone Victims Sidr-2007

Duration :  November 2007-December 2007

Objectives :

  • To provide emergency basic food to 2000 cyclone victims households for 15 days so that they can escape hunger
    and stand again.
  • To provide wearing cloths to 712 MMC group members to replace their last and tore out cloths.
  • To provide cash support to 712 MMC group members to recover agriculture losses and other means of income.

Activities/Inputs :

  • Food items for each household will be 24 kg cost
  • Cloth cost for each Women
  • Cloth cost for each men
  • Agriculture and IGA recovering grant to each victim

Outcome:
It is expected that seriously affected the poor and the MMC community people including MMC group members will rescue their families from daily food hunger. This will help to restore their strength and morale to start livelihood again. The support in this crucial crisis time from Cordaid will erase fear, mourning for heavy losses and they will be happy having humanitarian assistance. MMC group members will start development work again to be self-reliant.

 

8. Rehabilitation after Cyclone Sidr 2007 Victims (ESRP)

Duration : April 2008 - February 2009

Specific objectives :

  • To rehabilitate selected cyclone victims and their livelihood in agriculture.
  • To rehabilitate selected cyclone victims and their livelihood in fisheries and livestock rearing.
  • To rehabilitate victim families in their homestead by assisting to rebuild houses and installation of safe
    latrines and safe water facilities.

Activities :

  • Registration name and providing card to 2000 selected victims
  • Providing paddy cultivation support to 300 selected victim farmers.
  • Arrangement of spot training by Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) officer.
  • Follow-up visits to paddy growers at periodic intervals and assess yielding, income, surplus and food security.
  • Providing vegetables farm to 1000 selected victim farmers .
  • Providing betel leaf farm recovery support to 50 victims betel leaf growers.
  • Follow-up and assess betel leaf farming, income, food security surplus income.
  • Providing support to 500 selected victims to start and recover their IGAs.
  • Follow-up and assess income, status, management of IGAs. Assess food security and surplus of income from IGA.
  • Providing family size poultry farm support to 50 selected victims poultry rearers.
  • Follow-up poultry rearer and assessment of poultry growth, income, food. security and surplus income to
    make reserve.
  • Providing cost to repair and to make fishing boats to 25 fishermen (Beday ethnic group).
  • Follow-up fishing, selling, income, food security and surplus income to make reserve.
  • Providing grants for newly building of 200 completed broken houses of selected 200 households.
  • Providing grants to install 250 new latrines where latrines were demolished for use at homestead.
  • Sinking and installation of 20 DTWs and setting MMC group to maintain DTW.
  • Follow-up houses building and completion of building of houses..
  • Assess quality of construction, resistance to face flood or cyclone or both, use of houses, satisfaction and
    monitoring house building by the visits of volunteers.
  • Formation of 8 members volunteer team from among federation and group members.
  • Training volunteers and staff to monitor agriculture, fisheries, fishing activities of selected victim
    beneficiaries. Training to monitor house and latrine building.
  • Monitoring activities with the help of federation leaders.
  • Study to assess results and impacts specially to measure the will and capacity of beneficiaries to make
    reserve for facing disaster in future.
  • Deep tube well (DTW) will be installed by individual technical persons. INDAB staff will monitor DTWs installations.

Results :

    • 1000 selected victim families yield quick growing vegetables for eating in regular meals and selling to earn income. This will improve quality of meal and daily income which will impact on health and economy to regain losses.
    • 300 selected victim farmers families yield high yielding variety paddy to recover corps production which help to regain food security and livelihood security.
    • 50 selected victim families reconstruct and restart betel leaf farms in production again which given them income to sustain livelihhod and to make surplus income.
    • 500 selected victim families recovered IGA to make income which give them livelihood security and surplus income for food security round the year.
    • 50 selected victims recovered pond fishery farms and make earning from selling fishes and secured livelihood round the year. They attained income security and make surplus income.      
    • 50 selected victims make livelihood and income security from poultry products selling and making surplus to make reserve.
    • 25 selected victim families received fishing boats and fishing nets. They make livelihood and income from fishing and selling fishes at markets. This will help to restart their professional life and to attain income security.
    • 25 selected victims will recover milk cow farm. It will increase income and provide round the year income to get rid of income vulnerability and to get rid of food insecurity.
    • 200 families received support build new houses which are strong enough to resist cyclone and flood disaster. Homeless families have safe shelter and relieved of cold rain and wind harms. Improved living and dwelling condition, regain security for women, young girls and children for having houses to stay inside by night. Improving privacy for women and place for children to study.
    • 250 safe latrines at 250 households will be installed users with the support of project. These improve homestead environment and reduce incidences of diseases.
Installation of 20 deep tube wells where safe water facilities were destroyed. Deep tube wells will be maintained by MMC groups.

 

9. Action plan on Disaster Risk Rreduction (DRR)

Duration : July 2008 - June 2009

The CBDRR approach will have the following elements:

  • Moves away from expert driven (hazards and risk identifications) to an approach which is driven and centered in community people (vulnerabilities and capacities);
  • Moves away from a reactive mode to a proactive mode which implies the identification and understanding causes of disaster in order to reduce their livelihood;
  • Promotes approaches whereby people take responsibility for their own well-being, assigning complementary role to organization (INDAB);
  • Focuses on reducing the risk and not the disaster, understanding risk as a dynamic factor influenced by social political and economic causes;
  • Understanding human and other living bodies and structures are part of environment which influences and is influenced in an interdependent way
  • Makes it impossible to address development without considering risk of disaster and vulnerability and capacity;
  • Identification of community perception of risk, hazards, vulnerability, capacity coupled with understanding their origin and ways to reduce and to increase;
  • Linkage  local, government and other readiness (access to market and lobby themes);
  • Linking CMDRR with environment and gender.

Activity :

  • Educating INDAB management personnel and staff on concept, philosophy and principles of CMDRR following training manual. Building resilient committee.
  • Translating and adopting the 'Training Manual' in light with Bangladeshi community people and community people where INDAB is working.
  • Review, remodeling, restructuring and reactivating existing disaster management committees at program areas in light with the concept of CBDRR and CMDRR.
  • Familiarizing group leaders, federation leaders, stakeholders with the concept and formula () of CBDRR / CMDRR.
  • Hazard, risk, vulnerability and capacity assessment through participatory process;
  • Planning CBDRR contingency plan at union level.
  • Tools and MIS development for damage and need assessment.
  • Long term strategic plan for CBDRR / CMDRR.

Outcome :

  • Existing CBDRR committees of working areas will activise and be trained on CBDRR concept and strategies based on training manual. Building resilient Communities (BRC).
  • Well organized realistic and need based INDAB-CBDRR courses curriculum and MIS tools under practice (Based on BRC).
  • Well informed and sensitized government personnel, media, NGO, CBO and disaster committees of government on CBDRR / CMDRR.
  • School children aware of and trained on concept of CBDRR.
  • Well documented vulnerability and risk situation and factors about women and children.
  • Well documented and maps of hazard, vulnerability, risk and capacity of people of target areas.
  • CBDRR contingency plan exist.
  • Long term strategic plan for CBDRR exist.

 

10.Response to Emergency need of Cyclone victim Extreme poor (RECE)

Duration : June 15, 2009 - June 26, 2009

Objectives :
The objectives of the relief and early recovery program were:

  • To provide emergency basic food support among extreme1000 cyclone victims households continuously for 07 days so that they can survive during food crisis and set them with their own.
  • To provide cash grant support among 500 group members to quick recovery of agriculture losses and to resettlement of the affected beneficiaries with other own sources of income.

Activities :

  • Initially, INDAB distributed food items among 1000  AILA affected starved families to meet the need of hunger of the beneficiaries in Rahamatpur, Chandpasha and Madhavpasha unions of  Babugong Upazila. The package of emergency food items were rice, pulse, soyabean oil, salt and molasses.
  • Later on INDAB initiated to set back the affected people to their own profession and paid cash amount in grant of Taka 3000.00 per family among 500 families Taka =15,000,00.00 in total to marginal farmers, fish pond farmer, vegetables farmer, petty business, fisherman, beetle leaf farmers, poultry farmers in the mentioned unions to regain their losses.

Achievement :

  • To fulfill the project objectives INDAB was very much alert in every stages of project implementation after the hit of "AILA". For that purpose, INDAB, at first step supplied emergency food commodities to its selected 1000 vulnerable poor and hungry families to mitigate their hunger. Having support, food security has been ensured in their life at least for 7 days. As a result, seriously affected poor people, vulnerable communities and INDAB's MMC poor vulnerable members relieved from the risk of daily food seeking. This extended support helped them to regain their physical stamina and mental strength and they could able  lead their normal life again.

  • In the next step, INDAB distributed cash grant support to the 'AILA' affected 500 identified farmers to activate them in agriculture sector and other income generating activities (IGAs). The affected households has been able to start their different professional activities utilizing the cash grant amount to make them self dependent and to set back their dream of  survival opportunities has been created.

 

11. Emergency support for the Storm Victims (ESV)-2010

Duration : 24 October - 23 November 2010

Objectives :
(1)     To provide cash support to 500 extreme poor community people to recover agriculture losses and other means of income.
(2) To provide cash support to 200 extreme poor community members for their house damages repairing.

Implemented activities:
On the 8th of October, 2010, in order to assist the ultra poor families affected by storm where there was blown over the unions Rahmatpur, Chandpasha, Madabpasha, Dehergati and Kederpur under the operational areas of Babugonj upazila, the agreed programmes which were implemented under the Emergency support for Storm Victims (ESV) 2010 on follows:
1.         To assist with cash grant to repair floor of the houses.
2.         To assist with cash grant to regenerate the income projects.

Achievement
During implementation period of the Emergency support for Strom Victims (ESV), INDAB has been on observance of the objectives of the project. Initially, INDAB has assisted with cash grant to 200 ultra poor people to repair again the floor of houses within the operational areas of Babugonj upazila and as a result 200 families have got repaired houses and also restored the mental strength.
INDAB has assisted with cash grant to 500 ultra poor families to generate income projects as amon paddy, crops, betel culture, poultry and pisculture within the operational areas of five unions of Babugonj upazila. As a result, the effected and distressed poor people have gained the economic status and restored the mental strength.

 

12. Poverty Alleviation through Live-Stock Distribution

Duration : 24 January -24 March 2011

Objective of the project:

  • To alleviate poverty through cow rearing activities.
  • Income  and livelihood status will be increased and people will be self-reliant.
  • To generate employment opportunity in the project area.

Activities to be undertaken:
INDAB will conduct a survey in the operational area and will select 40 low income families in consultation with local elective bodies, local elites, and other stakeholders in the locality. After the final selection 40 cows will be distributed among the beneficiaries for upliftment of their livelihood status. 

Result :
The 40 low income family members of the society will make a profit from dairy or cow fattening. It is expected to INDAB that after completion of the project the beneficiaries will be self reliant by selling milk and milk oriented products.