27,000 households enter into dev mainstream in Rajshahi
BSS, Rajshahi :
Around 27,000 poor and marginalized households entered into the mainstream of development through an anti-poverty intervention in the district.
The poor and extreme-poor families have gotten the path of eradicating their long-lasting poverty through the best uses of their existing natural resources.
They have started contributing a lot towards infusing dynamism into the economy of their respective communities after getting some privileges including enterprise training, asset transfer and interest-free loan.
Minara Khtun, 46, daughter of late Ayub Ali of Jhuskai village under Paba Upazila in the district, is now happy after overcoming her vulnerable condition along with poverty. She lost her husband when she was the mother of a daughter baby.
In 2013, she was given two heifers through the Brac Ultra-poor Graduation Programme for freeing her from the vicious cycle of poverty. She was also provided an eighteen-month financial support worth Taka 30 per day for meeting up the daily expenditures for fodder and drugs.
Minara is now the owner of Taka 70,000 as FDR, four cattle, one goat and 15 chickens that boosts her level of confidence and social dignity. He only daughter is a schoolgirl at present.
Roopjan, 48, sold pointed gourd of Taka 35,000 from his farming field on 20 decimal of land and purchased two goats with the sale-proceeds this season. Now she doesn't depend on the works of housemaid by dint of her income-generating activities.