Poverty alleviation programme in Chittagong Hill Tracts

Country: 
Bangladesh
Region: 
Chittagong Hill Tracts
Project Duration: 
06/01/2008 to 06/01/2010
Status: 
Completed
Donor(s): 
Passauer Neue Presse, HOPE'87
Project Description: 

The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) comprises three remote hill districts - namely Bandarban, Rangamati and Khagrachari, where people find themselves confronted with diverse socio-economic problems. In the light of the situation in the Chittagang Hill Tracts, HOPE’87 took this project into its hands in June 2008 and implemented some effective initiatives to ensure the livelihood security of the most vulnerable people of the community, and to improve the socio-economic situation of the beneficiaries. Activities included needs-based training, the establishment of training centres, extensive mobilisation of the beneficiaries, support for physically challenged people for medical treatment & rehabilitation and initial financial support for income generating activities, enabling the community to become self-employed and reach economical sustainability. The above mentioned initiatives were divided in four sub-projects and have been implemented by HOPE’87 through its Partner NGOs, namely Young Power in Social Action (YPSA), Humanitarian Foundation and PROKAS.