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Community Empowerment Project (CEP) - Mymensingh


Location: Gouripur, Mymensingh

Donor: SMC and ADRA Sweden

Direct Beneficiaries: 8500 (Ongoing 4250 and Follow up 4250)

Indirect Beneficiaries: 12500

Total Beneficiaries: 21000

Project Duration: 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2021

Total Budget: 46,815,599.00

NGO Bureau Approval Date: 21/05/19

NGO Bureau  Approval Reference No. : 03.09.2666.657.68.174.191074


Project Goal: 


The Bangladeshi communities overcome poverty through improved socio-economic, healthy, and resilient living conditions by the end of project intervention (2021).



Key Activities:


  • Self-help Groups formation

  • Samiti formation and registration

  • Capital Raising through savings collection

  • Develop awareness of health, literacy, and rights

  • Enhance capacity on need-based IGA

  • Transfer agriculture technologies

  • Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA)

  • Encourage organic farming

  • Develop linkage with government

  • Women and child nutrition 

  • Nutrition celebration for community awareness

  • Issues base community awareness event 

  • Training on group management capacity building,

  • Follow up for the Phase-out area etc.


Project Description:


CEP is an impact result of the Women Empowerment Project (WEP). Since 1998, ADRA Bangladesh is working with poor communities to empower women and men in Mymensingh. As Bangladesh women are often deprived of their rights and suffering from domestic violence, sexual harassment, and discrimination and it remains in the area of Mymensingh. In this circumstance, ADRA Bangladesh took the initiative to empower women through the formation of unity and self-reliant oriented approach for sustainable development. Considering the conservativeness and religion-based society in Mymensingh district and also based on the vulnerability and deprive situation, ADRA Bangladesh has sorted out these Gouripur and Muktagacha Upazila of Mymensingh for long-lasting development of the communities through Women Empowerment Project (WEP). Based on the achievement of WEP, ADRA gives priority to the beneficiaries/stakeholders' needs and demands for their sustainable development through the permanent solution using optimally of their local resources and designing Community Empowerment Project.

Story Lab

Women Empowerment: The Tells of Bedena Begum - A Rural Health Worker

Women Empowerment: Swarashati Achieved Financial Stability

Bringing Hope through Farming

Health Awareness Session-Women Empowerment Project, Mymensingh

Rina Has Changed Her Fate by Savings

Story of A Successful Housewife

Sabina’s Hardship and Success Story

Life Changing Story of Anarkoli

Asma Brings Back Her Fortune

TBA Training has Changed My Life

Bringing Hope through Micro-credit

Vermicompost: A New Hope for the Farmers

Story of Shefali – A Successful Housewife

Story of a Successful Entrepreneur

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Poly Begum Has Become Self-dependent

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Jhorna Begum – Story of A Successful Housewife

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Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) Helps Reducing Poverty in the Rural Areas of Bangladesh

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Traditional Birth Attendants and Their Roles in Maternal Health Care in Rural Areas of Bangladesh

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Halima Begum – A Successful Entrepreneur

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IGA Training Has Changed Rupali’s Life

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Cow Fattening Has Changed Firoza’s Life

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Marjia has Restored Her Social Dignity

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Joynal Has Achieved Financial Emancipation by Selling Seeds

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Vermicompost is Improving Lives in the Rural Areas of Bangladesh

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Vermicompost Brings Out a Drastic Change in Nandigram

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Bringing Hope through Cultivating Summer Cauliflower

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