Poverty Reduction of Vulnerable Households through Entrepreneurship Development (PROVED) project
by Islamic Relief Bangladesh
KEYWORDS2014, Bangladesh, Gender, Human Development, Humanitarian, Islamic Relief, Poverty reduction
This project is funded by DFID PP Programme and implemented by Livelihood and Community Development Program Islamic Relief, Bangladesh Islamic Relief Bangladesh has started PPA PROVED project with the objective to contribute towards achieving MDG1 (reduction of poverty and hunger) through improving livelihoods of the rural poor people in northwest part of Bangladesh. PPA PROVED implemented with different activities for achieving the results set in the project. 191 self-help groups (SHGs) have been formed with 4509 poor women. Each SHG has their own management committee and they are operating SHG activities by themselves. All SHG members can put their signatures, writing meeting resolution, books of accounts for savings and revolving funds. Project team strives to increase capacity of the group leaders in a way that, the groups can be self managed. The SHGs have played very positive role in achieving project outcomes through SHG approach – using loan revolving fund, investment in appropriate profitable enterprises in Qard Al Hasana mode- all leading to achieve the project outcomes as well as ensure sustainable livelihoods of the selected beneficiaries. achieve rights and justice. Office http://islamicrelief.org.bd/ Citation Islamic Relief Bangladesh (2014), Poverty Reduction of Vulnerable Households through Entrepreneurship Development (PROVED) project, Islamic Relief Bangladesh, Dhaka.