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District: Pirojpur
Village: Badura (ward 9) and Shankorpasha (ward 4)
Union: Shankorpasha

Participants: 12, Female: 6, Male: 6

Key Findings:

  1. One third of the respondents can not arrange three times meal in a day. They said they had insufficient food for the last 12 months.
  2. They have no money to buy food how they will follow the minimum dietary diversity of food.
  3. Most of the respondents live on hands to mouth. Only during the harvesting time they get opportunity to earn money and for the rest of the time, they remain jobless and pass very hard days.
  4. No job opportunity except agriculture.
  5. They take loan from NGOs, Krishi Bank to mitigate household needs and can not invest the loan money in income generating activities.
  6. They suffer from illness more than once during the year. Illness can not be treated due to their unavailability of the treatment facilities and unaffordable facilities.

Most of the children in their village are going to school. They have to spend money to buy school dress, khata, pen, private fee, exam fee in primary level. On the other hand, they have to spend money to buy books, communication, dress, private fee, tuition fee (for boys), exam fee etc.
In the village have no power supply and they are to spend 300/- monthly for buying kerosene oil where total monthly income is only 1500-1800 taka.
Salinity of water is creating bad impact on the agricultural land which damages the crops severely.

Recommendations:

  1. Create employment opportunity for the extreme poor
  2. Train up the unemployed youth

District: Pabna
Upazilla: Sadar Upazilla
Union: Ataikula
Village: Modhupur, Dokhin Para

Geographical location: Coastal

Participants: 12, Female: 1, Male

Key Findings:

  1. The monthly income on average 25, 00/- 3,500/-, not even the minimum to live on; They can not afford meat except Eid vacation. They are members of different micro credit organization and take loans to meet their daily needs but in turn it becomes burden to pay the installment; Most of their children suffers from malnutrition;
  2. The nearest hospital is 17 kilometers away from their village. In case of illness they rush to village doctor and only in case of urgent cases, they go to govt. hospitals;
  3. Even though they send their children to school, poverty is a concern and constraint to continue education, as they can not afford other education related expenses, like school note book, pen, etc.


District: Jhenaida
Village: Bhutiar Gati (School Para)
Participants: 15 women

Key Findings:  

  1. Landless family
  2. Average monthly income- 3,000-4,000 taka
  3. Family member- 4-6
  4. Source of income-Pretty business, rickshaw and van pulling, day labour, small shop keeping etc.They feel the income very low as to meet the daily expenditures. Regarding food consumption they can hardly afford meat once a month, fish once a week and egg once a week. High price of commodity is a factor. Nevertheless, they are satisfied.
  5. Children usually goes to nearby govt. primary school or madrasha
  6. They are not satisfied with the schooling at govt. primary school, as they feel govt. primary school do not provide with quality education
  7. They need vehicles for going to secondary school
  8. They also need extra tuition
  9. Though they go to govt. hospital for treatment, they are not satisfied with the service. They feel  
  10. Doctors are not sincere, they don’t give enough time in examining the patient;
  11. Have to pay for x ray, blood test etc;

District: Satkhira
Village: Patkelghata (Moulovi Para)
Participants: 8 male, 2 women

Key Findings:  

  1. Landless family
  2. Average daily income- 50-60 taka
  3. Source of income- rickshaw/ van pulling, day labour, etc.
  4. They feel so hard to meet the daily expenditures with the income. They can not all the time afford meal for three times. (Found two who bought only two green bananas as for a family of four members)
  5. Children’s suffering from malnutrition was apparent from their bodily growth etc.
  6. Children usually goes to nearby govt. primary school, for students they need  extra tuition; Parents are not aware of the services offered from the school, for example, lack of knowledge about the criteria of getting stipend and also the amount entitled for primary school students;
  7. Though female students go for schooling, drop out rate is high after completing class eight, about 80% drop out as after completing class eight.
  8. They don’t go to govt. hospital for treatment, as they are not satisfied with the service. They feel- Doctors are not sincere, Hospitals don’t provide expensive medicines. They can not clearly say about the functioning of the community clinic, as they prefer to go to local dispensary.   

District: Tangail
Village: Charfotepur, Union: Daniyya

Participants: 25 women

Key Findings:  

  1. Landless family except residence;
  2. Average daily income(50-60 taka);
  3. Family member(4-6 and above);
  4. Source of income- rickshaw, van pulling, day labour, etc.They feel the income very low as to meet the daily expenditures; also don’t have power supply;
  5. Don’t have any school or hospital in the village;
  6. For schooling or any other facility, they have to come across the river which is 3 kilometers off, money consuming as well;
  7. They usually don’t go to doctor; also not encouraged to come to govt. hospital for medical treatment as they feel doctors are not sincere and they don’t give adequate services;
  8. Early marriage is very frequent;
  9. Each of them can not read or write except writing their name only;
  10. They don’t have facility of trained at the child delivery and use their traditional ways which carries life risk.  

District: Bogra
Area of Visit: Bogra, Dhunat Upazilla

Key Findings:  

  1. Monthly income in average 2,000 taka, insufficient to meet the expenses;
  2. Have to take loans from money lending NGOs; with the borrowed money, they marry off their daughters, pay dowry etc.
  3. In cases of illness, generally they take treatment from the local medicine shops;
  4. In some cases, they go to nearby union health centers; the health staff do not come to centre regularly; necessary medicines are not available at the centers; medicines are not given to all but to those who have muscle power; Access to information is not open, as no public information is played on available health services;
  5. Almost all children goes for schooling but can not continue the study because of poverty; Though education is free in schools, they need money for providing private tuition, and also for buying education materials;
  6. Child marriage happens frequently;
  7. High input costs, inapplicability of traditional knowledge due to weather change and low production price are challenges for agriculture.


District: Rangamti

Area of Visit: Shial Bukka, Kaokhali Upazilla
Shorno o Murgir tila, Kapati Upazilla

Key Findings:

  1. Monthly income in average 2,000 taka-7,000 taka, insufficient amount to meet the expenses; take loans from money lending NGOs and individuals, which sometimes create social problems;
  2. Do not have adequate understanding on nutrition; They are unable to afford egg or meat as required;
  3. Diseases like, fever, cold, coughing etc are very common in hilly areas; In case of illness, they take treatment from the local pharmacy; public health service is very inadequate there; Nearest government hospital is about 7 kilometers away;
  4. Nearest school is 3 kilometers away; children walks to school; Though education is free in schools, they need money for providing for buying education materials, school dress etc.and for school Tiffin; Because of poverty, it becomes impossible to bear these costs which hampers education of the children;

District: Thakurgaon

Area of Visit: Jagannathpur, Thakurgaon

Key Findings:

  1. Monthly income in average 3,000 taka, insufficient amount to meet the expenses; take loans from money lending NGOs and individuals;
  2. Can not take enough nutritious food; pregnant women and children suffer from various illness like anemia and other diseases caused by malnutrition;
  3. They face various difficulties in govt hospitals; doctors do not see the patient with care, sometimes, they ask to go to their private clinics;
  4. Though children go to primary school, most can not continue to secondary level because of poverty;
  5. High input costs, inapplicability of traditional knowledge due to weather change and low production price are challenges for agriculture.

District: Shariatpur

Area of Visit: Paler Char, Jajira
Respondents: 12, male: 2, Female: 10

Key Findings:

  1. Monthly income in average 3,000 taka; insufficient amount to bear the expenses;
  2. Family member(4-6 and above); take loans from money lending NGOs and individuals;
  3. Source of income- rickshaw, van pulling, day labour, share cropper etc;
  4. In case of illness they go to Upazilla health complex,8-10 miles away; hospital services is not satisfactory,  No medicine is given except the prescription from the hospital;
  5. Though most of the children go to school, because of poverty, they can not be provided with necessary education materials, school dress etc. They feel that their education is also hampered, as they can not manage for private tuition fee.
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