Train Women Entrepreneurs From Slums in Bangladesh

by Center for Development Services (CDS)

Summary

25 women living in the urban slums of Chittagong will be provided with extensive business training and a loan of $200 to set up their own small businesses, such as grocery shops and roadside hotels.
$1,453.00
total raised
10
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years

Challenge

25 women selected for this project will be given an unprecedented opportunity to launch a business that could propel them and their families out of poverty. Many of these women moved to Chittagong from the rural areas with high hopes of achieving financial independence by securing factory jobs. They instead found the realities of urban living to be harsh and unsustainable.

Solution

The 25 women will receive training in entrepreneurship, marketing, and business plan development and then provided with a $200 loan to start their own small business in the heart of Chittagong City.

Long-Term Impact

Increases the capacity of women to start their own business and, in the process, increases their income and provides employment in the community. The project will help women scale-up their income generation activities.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.idex.org/​partner.php?partner_id=8

Organization Information

Center for Development Services (CDS)

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh - Bangladesh
Website: http:/​/​www.idex.org/​partner.php?partner_id=8
Center for Development Services (CDS)
Project Leader:
Balu Iyer
IDEX Asia Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 10 donors like you, a total of $1,453 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Find another project in Bangladesh or in Economic Development that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.