CLEAN DRINKING WATER PROJECT
“I have a one-room house where both my son and I reside. The house is built from a tin roof and mud walls. I have no room for cooking, so I cook food in an open space outside. There is no sanitary toilet facilities in my home and I have to fetch water from a nearby pond.”
When Maha’s husband was alive, she says her life was different and that they managed with his small income. Since his passing however, she is in constant worry about where her next income will come from and how she will manage the household and educational expenses.
Situation: Child participation, protection, survival and development is rife in Bangladesh.
Impact: Orphan children are the most vulnerable due to the lack of protection and support. Many leave school and become trapped in a cycle of child labour. They are easily abused and exploited, and many young girls are married off early.
Response: 100 orphan households were provided with assistance to improve their socio-economic condition and enhance their wellbeing. Through access to training on income generation activities, skills development and training, we are able to provide long-term and sustainable solutions to empower women living under the poverty line to transform their circumstances and instill self-confidence, unity and leadership qualities in them.