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Enhancing Resources and Increasing Capacities of Poor Households towards Elimination of their Poverty (ENRICH) Program

Program Background:

Pirojpur is a district in south-western Bangladesh. It is a riverine low-lying plain area. Health hazard, change of profession, malnutrition, drop out of students and many other problems are increasing in this area day by day due to poverty, natural calamity and illiteracy. With the view to address these problems of the people of the area Dak Diye Jai recommends/consults with PKSF to implement ENRICH program on a priority basis in Sikdermallik union of Pirojpur Sadar upazila under Pirojpur district. As a result of the initiative DDJ got the scope to implement the program in the union from 1 September 2014 with funding support of PKSF. Later in the year 2017 DDJ got approval from PKSF to implement the program in 3 more unions (i.e. Durgapur, Tona, & Kalakhali) of Pirojpur Sadar upazila. ENRICH is a program implemented at the grassroots level focusing for overall household development of the poor based on a ‘One Union One PO’ principle. The program started initially with holistic approach. At that time it targeted only poor and ultra-poor people for their socioeconomic development. Later it changes its approach to total development approach and target all the households of a union for their socioeconomic development.There are three components under the program i.e. health, education and nutrition.

Duration: 1 September 2014 to continued.

Area Coverage: Sikdermallik, Durgapur, Tona, & Kalakhali unions of Pirojpur Sadar upazila under Pirojpur district.

Source of Funding: PKSF

Goal/Aim of the Program:

ENRICH aims to alleviate poverty not only through income generation but through a total development approach targeting other crucial aspects of human life including health, education, youth development, community development etc.

Objectives of the Program:

  1. Promoting health & Nutrition status of the community people;
  2. Reduce drop-out of primary level students;
  3. Reduce poverty and increasing the community resources and their capacities.

Project Beneficiaries:

The poorest families, pregnant and lactating women and children of the working area.