Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty

by UK Bangladesh Education Trust
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty
Family Futures - pathways out of extreme poverty

Summary

Towards preventing child labour our project will help 150 families of the children on our education programmes into sustainable income generation. Family poverty drives families into sending their children to work and COVID-19 is pushing more people into extreme poverty. We identify a suitable enterprise, contribute a micro grant to get it off the ground and embed business support to ensure success. This is underpinned with social and welfare support to safeguard the education of their children.

$30,000
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$29,950
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Challenge

Child labour is against the law in Bangladesh but it remains rife with an estimated 3.45m children as young as five years old who are in work. Lack of capacity to earn a living is at the root of family poverty, driving them to send their children to work to contribute to the household income. They are at risk of abuse, exploitation and injury, and they are denied their right to an education and a childhood free from harm. This project will assist 150 families consisting of some1,000 individuals.

Solution

This 3 year project will support families to identify an enterprise that suits their skills and experience, and that will produce a reliable and sustainable income. A micro grant purchases what is needed to start their small business. Money is not given directly to the household, instead we purchase the goods that are needed and our field workers ensure they are used as intended, helping them make appropriate decisions and building their confidence and skills to ensure success.

Long-Term Impact

These small businesses will give 150 families an essential lifeline to pay rent, buy food and meet every day essential needs. Crucially, it means they can afford to send their children to school instead of to work or into early marriage. The support period gives each family time to successfully establish their business and develop a long-term sustainable income. They are able to rise out of poverty and provide for their family without relying on their children's labour.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ukbet-bd.org
http:/​/​www.ukbet-bd.org

Organization Information

UK Bangladesh Education Trust

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @ukbet
Project Leader:
Mohammed Sayem
Sylhet, Sylhet Bangladesh
$50 raised of $30,000 goal
 
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