Livelihood Improvement for Fishermen Families

by Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS) Vetted since 2013


Mathurapur Jelly Polly is a typical fishing village located beside the world's single largest mangrove forest. Fishing is the key livelihood for the villagers. Give2Asia and BEDS have been conducting education service among school going students and providing skills on poultry & livestock farming and handicraft among 50 dropout students. In this circumstance we need to support the primary capital for conducting poultry and sheep farming business for skilled dropout fishermen's children.

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Poverty becomes the major problem for the fishermen community due to lack of working scope in the locality. So, the villagers are fully dependent on the Sundarbans resources. After getting different skills from BEDS, the trained dropout children want to divert their profession from fishing to livestock raring and Poultry farming because Sheep and Duck are climate adaptive animals and can survive in any climate. But the main problem for them is lack of primary capital for these businesses.


Through this project 50 trained dropout children will be able to start their business and they will get profit from the business. Through their business they will be able to reduce their poverty and give up the habit of going to the forest. As a result, their socio-economic condition will be developed and they will be able to meet up their basic needs. So, their social status will be changed and they will contribute in reducing the pressure from the Sundarbans.

Long-Term Impact

Some climate adaptive business will be introduced among the fishermen. This is very new concept in that region for climate change adaptation and poverty reduction. Through conducting this business their socio economic condition will be developed and their social status will be improved. At the same time their dependency from the forest resources will be decreased.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).



Organization Information

Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS)

Location: Khulna - Bangladesh
Website: http:/​/​
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Project Leader:
Maksudur Rahman
Chief Executive
Khulna, Khulna Bangladesh

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