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Vulnerable Group Development Program (VGD), Circle 2021-2022

Background of the Program:

Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) is one of the largest safety net programs of Bangladesh Government which is being implemented by different NGOs of Bangladesh. DDJ accomplished the program with the funding support of Department of Women Affairs of GoB in Jhalokathi Sadar & Kathalia upazilas of Jhalokathi district and Mehendigonj & Hizla upazilas of Barishal district. At present DDJ is implementing the program in Pirojpur Sadar & Kawkhali upazilas of Pirojpur district with 2,346 beneficiaries.

Duration: August 2021 to December 2022.

Working Area: Pirojpur Sadar & Kawkhali upazilas of Pirojpur district.

Source of Funding: Department of Women Affairs of GoB.

Goal of the Program:

The goal of the program is to improve the socioeconomic status of vulnerable women and make best effort in materializing it.

Objective of the Program:

The main objective of the program is to build the income-earning capacities of vulnerable women and to socially empower them through training on awareness raising, provision of training on variety of income generating activities (IGA), provision of credit and other support services during and beyond the food assistance period.

Beneficiaries of the Program: Vulnerable women i.e. poor and ultra-poor women.

Major Interventions:

Formation of group of vulnerable women, provide training to vulnerable women on life skills, income generating activities (IGA), mother and child health, women empowerment, HIV/AIDS, goat, cow and poultry rearing, vegetable gardening etc., provide micro credit support to the vulnerable women, savings collection, food distribution among the vulnerable women through Union Council etc.