Our July 1% will help improve food security for 20,000 smallholder farmers and their communities in Khulna and Bagerhat. Located in the south western coastal belt of Bangladesh, these districts suffer storms and cyclones and face waterlogging due to rising sea levels and poor irrigation.
With our partner United Purpose, we’ll fund training for 100 micro-entrepreneurs who have been selected by their local community to provide agricultural training and business skills to other local farmers. As well as environmentally friendly farming techniques, these 100 micro-entrepreneurs will also be introduced to fresh water fish farming with our 1% funding 8 model ponds which will be used to demonstrate best practices and technologies.
This skill sharing network will help increase local incomes, improve nutrition, create jobs and increase the decision making power of women in rural Bangladesh.