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ActionAid joins hand with EBL to fight corona

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 13 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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ActionAid joins hand with EBL to fight corona
ActionAid Bangladesh Country Director Farah Kabir and EBL Head of Communications and External Affairs Ziaul Karim sign an MoU at the head office of EBL in the capital recently.

ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) signed an MoU with Eastern Bank Limited (EBL) under their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme to roll out ‘Multi-Purpose Cash Grant’ activity for a specific group of coronavirus affected populations in the Rajshahi and Khulna divisions.

The MoU signing ceremony took place recently at the head office of the bank, said a press release. 

Under the MoU, ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) will distribute the ‘Multi-Purpose Cash Grant’ (MPCG) to marginalised and vulnerable sex workers and acid survivors in Khulna and Rajshahi Division under its Local Rights Programme (LRP) with assistance from the EBL.

EBL has so far contributed Tk 2.35 crore as financial aid to several organisations to fight against Covid-19 pandemic, said a press release.

Farah Kabir, Country Director, ActionAid Bangladesh, Md Rafiqul Islam, Head of Finance and Maruf Mohammad Shehab, Head of Fundraising of ActionAid Bangladesh were present at the MoU signing ceremony.

From EBL, Ziaul Karim, Head of Communications and External Affairs, Md Abdullah Al Mamun, Company Secretary and Md Maskur Reza, Head of Business Information Systems of EBL were present.

Since its inception in 1986, ActionAid Bangladesh has consistently been working in solidarity with the vulnerable and marginalised communities in rural and urban areas to uphold their rights and dignity.

Under this ‘Multi-Purpose Cash Grant’ support, a total of 129 vulnerable sex workers in Bagherhat Sadar, Mongla, and Khulna Sadar, who were not covered by the country’s safety net allocation amidst COVID-19, will be supported.

The MPCG package has been set considering the Minimum Expenditure Basket (MEP) i.e food, medicine, hygiene and personal care, energy/fuel, communications, and miscellaneous needs. The MPCG package amounts to Tk 3,000 for 4 weeks.