Sustainable Livelihoods for the Ultra Poor
CHF and our local partner jointly implemented the five-year in three upazillas (Kachua, Matlab Dakhin and Matlab Uttor) in Chandpur District, Bangladesh (2006-2011). The project directly supported 10,500 ultra-poor households, including women-headed households, through a broad range of asset and capacity building support with a goal to sustainably improve and diversify their livelihoods, increase their incomes and achieve food security.
Shafali is Taking Care of Business in Bangladesh
As things were, the outlook for Shafali’s family was bleak. They had no land, and the little the family made was lost by her husband at card games three to four days a week. The family often lacked enough food to eat and Shafali was unsure of where the next meal would come from for her and her three sons.