A three-year program named, ‘Empowering Women and Youth through Graduation and Financial Inclusion’ was launched on Tuesday.
Concern Worldwide Bangladesh in partnership with Trickle Up initiated the program to continue its support to women living in extreme poverty.
Krishibid Md Abdul Hannan, director, Field Services Wing of the department of agriculture extension, was present as chief guest.
Government and non-government stakeholders were present during the introductory session.
This project, funded through a grant from MetLife Foundation, will work exclusively with women from ultra-poor families in the Kurigram district.
The program aims to support 600 families through an adapted graduation approach and increase access and usage of financial services for 12,400 women.
Helen Ware, program director, Concern Worldwide, Sayeed Mahmud Riadh, head of program from Concern Worldwide, Bangladesh, Md Nurul Islam, Chairman of MetLife Bangladesh, Nepal & Myanmar were also present.
N Ravindra director of partnerships and new initiatives at Trickle up and Virginia Ubik, interim Asia regional rep from Trickle Up shared their vision and plans to improve the financial health outcomes for the ultra-poor.
This was followed by a lively discussion with the larger group to exchange lessons as well as best practices.