Online market launched for pandemic Eid shopping

Diplomatic Correspondent

26 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), jointly with Joyeeta Foundation, has introduced an online marketplace "Anondomela" for small and medium enterprises for the pandemic time Eid shopping.

Anondomela Facebook page ( anondomelashop) will remain open from April 24 to May 6 for the fair. The time will be from 8am to 8pm every day.

This is being considered as the largest online fair offering an array of clothing, jewellery, home decor, food items and other knick-knacks from women-led small and medium enterprises.

Anondomela was laun-ched by the UNDP in April 2020 as an online marketplace for SMEs, struggling to make sales amid the pandemic, said a press release of the UNDP.

"Our initiative aims to ease the pressure that the Covid-19 crisis has put on these very small and largely informal entrepreneurs, at a time when most feel naturally inclined to demonstrate more social solidarity and care during the holy month," said Sudipto Mukerjee, Resident Representative of UNDP Bangladesh.

Joyeeta Foundation is a long-running initiative of the Bangladesh government's Ministry of Women and Children Affairs.