Development Organisation of the Rural Poor-DORP a national Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has been working in the development field for more than 2 decades in Bangladesh. The experiences of the organisation are not confined to specific field, rather diverse in action. The pioneer and founder of the organisation is the first generation development activist in the country, along-with his companions who have also long experience in different areas of development.
In 1970, just before the liberation war of Bangladesh, a devastating cyclone caused havoc and about 1 million people died in the coastal area. During that time some youths of Ramgati Thana under Laksmipur district (one of the severely cyclone affected areas) were organised to help the victims through relief and rehabilitation program. After completion of the works, it was realised that relief could only solve the immediate problems of the affected people but much more is needed for self reliance. Based on this realization, they started a cooperative movement ensuring the participation of the affected people under the name of Ramgati Central Cooperative Association. Readmore