3,200 poor families involved in income generating activities in Rajshahi

23 January, 2021 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: Some 3,200 underprivileged families consisting around 12,000 population are involved in various need-based income-generating activities in order to improve their livelihood in the region.

Many of the beneficiary households have already started overcoming their long-lasting extreme poverty condition after the best uses of their received resources, reports BSS.

Panna Begum, 40, is rearing nine sheep and seven hens and ducks valued at Taka 24,700 amidst her painstaking efforts of improving their livelihood condition at present. She is happy with her income-generating activities saying her level of confidence has been enhanced to a greater extent.

Begum, wife of Dulal Hossain in Chalk Boloram village under Raninagar Upazila in Naogaon district, received two sheep, one hen and other rearing accessories worth Taka 9,000 from an anti-poverty project in 2019.

Reshma Begum, 26, wife of Abdur Rouf of Parmohanghosh village under Atrai Upazila of the same district, has founded an asset valued at Taka 21,000 amid their relentless efforts of reviving their livelihood at present from a worst situation. The recent devastating flood had lost most of their belongings.

A total of 1,600 families in 43 villages under the two flood-affected upazilas received productive resources worth Taka 9,000 each under the ‘Strengthening of resilience and adaptability to climate change in north Bangladesh (REAP) Project’.

Last year, five consecutive floods drove people of the two upazilas into a state of despair.