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Project / Program : Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) Program

Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) Program is the largest social safety net program of the Government of Bangladesh. VGD programs covers the poorest women, who own no land, has little or no income or a widow or a divorced.

VGD is a collaborative program involving three partners including Govt. of Bangladesh, World Food Program and AID to serve the ultra poor. AID has been working in the districts of Southwest part of the country to implement VGD program since April, 2010.  At present  it has been working in 02 Upazilas (Harinakundu and Sailkupa) under Jhenaidah District from.............

The objective of the VGD program is alleviating poverty of the hard-core poor by providing long–term sustainable income and employment opportunities through food assistance, training and access to credit facilities.

Beneficiaries: 3477

Key Activities and Achievements:

§  Staff training- 13 persons;

§  Beneficiaries- 3477

§  Savings collection- Tk.14,09,636;

§   Life Skills training- 3477

§  IGA training-2400;

Life skill training:

Under VGD program, AID was organized 3-day long basic training on life skill to make aware the beneficiaries about Disaster and Risk Mitigation, Health and Cleanliness, HIV/AIDS, Food and Nutrition and Women Empowerment

Income Generating Activities and Entrepreneurship Development:AID is working as a catalyst of this project to make the VGD card holders women selfmotivated to improve their socio-economic status. For the purpose, a 6-day long training on Income Generating Activities and Entrepreneurship Development are conducted for the vulnerable women. These were mainly poultry rearing, cow rearing, goat rearing, vegetables gardening, food & nutrition and using local resources. This training would be helped to increase their income for poverty reduction. Being motivated by AID, every woman is saving forty taka per month at the rate of taka ten per week spontaneously under the program.

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