Accelerating “Health Village: WASH Monitoring Perspective”

Name of Project: Accelerating “Health Village: WASH Monitoring Perspective”

Summary: Broad objective of the project is strengthening our position as an innovative player in the national WASH sector, focusing on sustainability and acceleration & reduced poverty and improved health, environmental and economic conditions by empowering people and creating an enabling environment thus achieving increased sustainable access to and use of safe water and sanitation services and improved hygiene practices for women and marginalized groups. In short accelerating the WASH budget tracking model in practice that already has been introduced by ‘Health Village: WASH Monitoring Perspective’ project in selected Upazila and Unions.
The project will mainly focus on acceleration of WASH interventions in old areas along with full coverage in one Upazila for contribute to increase access to safe water and sanitation based on theory of change. Developing a functioning and enabling WASH market, developing an enabling public sector for WASH, and empowering, informing and organizing citizens for sustainable WASH are the important issues that will be addressed in 2016.

Working Area: 10 Unions of Barguna Sadar Upazila, 5 Unions of Fakirhat Upazila, 4 Unions of Ramgati Upazila & 5 Unions of Sirajganj Sadar Upazila

Duration: January 2016 to December 2016

Funded by: Simavi the Netherlands

Target Group: Poor and marginalized people especially women: They will be mobilized and raised voice for their needs with government and private sector as well.
1. Public sector officials: Attend in different (coordination, consultation, public hearing, etc.) meetings, acknowledge the importance of development of private sector, WASH budget for community needs, and take initiatives for policy development and implementation.
2. Private sector WASH actor: Utilize the training provided by public sector and produce quality products and provide services at affordable price.
3. National & international Donor: Provide fund to develop the sector through us and organize event for acknowledge the situation including different stakeholders.
4. Civil society: Mobilize the community and lobby with governments for policy implications. Create demand for quality product and services at WASH market.

Major Activities:
* Planning and Fund Raising * WASH Service Monitoring(Follow up) * Lobby & Advocacy * WASH Budget Monitoring (Follow up) * Mothers Parliament

Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING)

Name of Project: Strengthening Partnerships, Results and Innovations in Nutrition Globally (SPRING)

Objective: Reduce the stunting through improving the nutrition status of the Pregnant Women, Lactating Mother and the Children under 2 years

Working Area: Bhola, Narail and Magura District

Duration: 5 years (October 2012-September 2016)

Funded by: USAID

Major Activities: FNS formation, Established homestead vegetable garden, Poultry rearing, Aquaculture /Fish culture, Family using Tip tap (near kitchen & latrine)

Social Assistance Program for Non-Asseters (SAPNA) Package

Name of Project: Maternity Allowance Centered SAPNA Package for Poverty Alleviation

Introduction: SAPNA is an integrated social safety net model based on five pillars.
1. Health Nutrition and Birth Control
2. Education & Culture
3. Housing, Water & Sanitation
4. Livelihood employment
5. Savings, Income Credit
The package is for the Maternity Allowance recipient mothers.
A long term plan of a generation of 20 years to eliminate poverty from the country.

Background: Maternity Allowance was first started in 2005 by DORP. Over the years it achieved significant success and the project was upgraded to SAPNA Package, centering mothers. From December 2010 to September 2012 the package was funded by AECID (Spainsh Agency of International Cooperation Development) and Implemented by DORP.

Impact:
1. Safe Housing and sanitation
2. Increased income
3. Self dependent
4. Marriage registration
5. Planed Family (No families had more than 2 children)
6. Improved social status
7. Preference of mother’s decision and Free from poverty
8. Use of Education and Culture card and Health, Nutrition & Family Planning card are in practice
9. No Autistic child was born, no divorce took place
10.On the other hand breastfeeding was ensured for every child, early marriage protected, birth registration was ensured and
11.Change in scenario of Empowerment of Women.

Dhaka Environmentally Sustainable Water Supply Project (DESWSP)

Name of Project: Dhaka Environmentally Sustainable Water Supply Project (DESWSP)

Aim: The principal aim is to enhance use of surface raw water sources and thereby decrease reliance on groundwater abstraction. This project aims to reduce abstraction of ground water amounting to 500 million litres per day.

Objective: The main objective for preparation of the DESWSP is to collect raw water from the Meghan River, treat the water in a treatment plant at Gandharbpur, and supply treated water to the Dhaka city dwellers, mostly in Uttara, Gulshan, and North Badda, through the DWASA distribution system.

Funded by: ADB

Duration: March 2015 to next 42 Months

Beneficiaries: 5,342 affected people

Working Areas: Arihazar & Rupganj Upazila of Narayanganj District and Derma & Gulshan Thana of Dhaka District

Major Activities:
1. Project Information Campaign
2. Resettlement Plan (RP) updating
3. Land Acquisition and Resettlement Process Preparation and implementation
4. Identification of entitled persons and issuance of Identity Cards.
5. Assistance to DPs during relocation and finding replacement land
6. Assistance to DWASA for the affected families’ livelihood income rehabilitation
7. Community development program in the alignment area communities
8. Special Provision based on Project Resettlement Plan for Vulnerable people

Micro Finance

Name of Project: Micro Finance


Introduction: DORP’s objective is promoting financial independence of the poor. DORP encourages all borrowers to become savers.

DORP Micro Finance is a core program of the organization. The program is being implemented in 360 villages of 15 Upazilas under 5 districts with PKSF and Non PKSF fund. In these two Micro Credit program total members of staff are 70.

Branch Area:
Bashkhali, Belkuchi, Bhuyapur, Borguna, Ghatail, Gopalpur, Jokerchar, Kalihati, Kotiadi, Kuliarchar, Satkania, Shahjadpur, Sirajganj Sadar, Solonga, Ullapara.

Branch Automation: Development organization of the Rural Poor (DORP) and Data Soft Systems Bangladesh Ltd made an agreement on September 03, 2014. Data soft for using Micro Fin 360 Services. Fifteen Branches have complied migration process. MIS has complied fifteen branches and AIS has complied Fourteen branches.

The ENRICH (Shamriddhi)

Name of Program: The ENRICH (Shamriddhi)


Introduction: DORP is implementing the Enrich (Shamriddhi) program. The program is for poverty reduction through Health, Nutrition and Education activities financed by Polly Korma Sohayok Foundation (PKSF).
The program aims to facilitate the best utilization of the existing capabilities and resources of the poor households and at the same time, help to enhance both their capabilities and resources in order to enable them to come out of poverty and move ahead towards a life of human dignity. Health, Nutrition and Education assistance program for poor families to reduce poverty by increasing the capacity and resources.

Duration: September 2014 and will continue

Branch Area:
Razapur Union Under Belkuchi Upazila, Sirajganj.

Total beneficiaries: 50350

Specific objectives:
1. Attain total development of each household as well as the whole community participating in Enrich.
2. Empower the poor households so that they can pursue a pathway that would lead them towards the goal of human freedom and dignity.
3. Ensure freedom from all `UN-freedoms’ and human dignity for all members of all households under Enrich.
4. Ensure access of all participants in Enrich to all capacity enhancing activities such as education, skill training, and health services, essential institutional facilities, appropriate financing for their chosen economic undertakings, necessary market and other information appropriate technologies and so on.

Unique Intervention for Quality Primary Education (UNIQUE-II)

Name of Project: Unique Intervention for Quality Primary Education (UNIQUE-II)

Objective:
1. Provide primary and pre primary education to disadvantaged children from the target geographically susceptible Upazila.
2. Develop institutional collaboration and horizontal learning mechanism between formal primary education providers.
3. Document and disseminate effective practices and lessons.

Working Area: 4 Upazilas-1. Daulatkhan, 2. Lalmohon, 3. Tajumuddin and 4.Burhanuddin of Bhola district.

Duration: December 2011 to December 2017

Funded by: European Union

Vulnerable Group Development Program-VGD

Name of Project: Vulnerable Group Development Program-VGD

Introduction: The Vulnerable Group Development (VGD)program is the largest social safety net program of the Government of Bangladesh that exclusively targets ultra poor households. DORP has been awarded to work with the project in three upazilas of Lakshmipur district in 2015.

Working Area: Raipur, Ramgati, Ramgonj of Lakshmipur District

Duration: March 2015 to December 2016

Total Beneficiaries: 3087 ultra poor Women

Major Activities:
1. Monthly Food ration distribution supervision
2. Training(Live skills and IGA-8 Modules)
3. Savings management &
4. Credit support Linking

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