Strengthening Household Ability to Respond to Development Opportunities (SHOUHARDO) III is a Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) funded by the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development/Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP), with complementary funding from the Government of Bangladesh (GoB). SHOUHARDO III is a multi-sectoral program that addresses food and income insecurity, maternal and child health and nutrition, women’s and youth empowerment and seeks to improve access to public service for the rural poor while building their resilience capacities.
Agriculture & Livelihoods
Increased equitable access to income for both women and men, and nutritious food for all.
Strengthened gender equitable ability of people, households, communities and systems
Health, Hygiene & Nutrition
Improved nutritional status of children, pregnant and lactating women and adolescent girls.
Increased women empowerment and gender equity at family and community level.
Provision and utilization of public services for communities especially for poor women
Community benefitting by Shapla’s leadership
Ms. Shapla Chowdhury (53) lives in Dakkhin Dewsohila village of Fatepur Union, Madan Upazila, Netrokona Zila. She is a dedicated woman towards her family and society; she is also the President of Village Development Committee-VDC.
The Skilled Don’t Need High Qualifications
Sonatoni is the farthest and the most isolated union among the 13 unions of Shahjadpur
Upazila of Sirajganj. Around 22,000 people live in this Char that is situated amid the
Winning over flood by cultivating Bina paddy
Char Gudhibari is a small village within the Koijuri Union in Shahzadpur Sub-district at Sirajganj District. This small village is situated at the banks of Jamuna river and is blessed with a variety of chirping birds around.
Sylhet Job Fair- paving ways for young women to achieve their dreams
Runa Akhter is a 22 years old women who lives is Sharif Kani village, Union 4 NO, Baniachang upazila, Habiganj district. She received a 6-month long computer training from SHOUHARDO III program.
Engaging men not just for women’s empowerment but also in building family’s capital
Saving has been traditionally women’s business in SHOUHARDO III areas. The program uses the Village Savings and Loan Association (VSLA) model in mobilizing savings groups. …
With diversified income sources come great opportunities even for the poorest
Sona (45) and Padula (35), as new parents, decided to take a chance in 2001 and move to Madan in Netorokona district in search of a better life for themselves and their growing family. …
Nothing is impossible: story of disabled Belal
According to the ‘Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES)-2016’ published by Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), Kurigram is Bangladesh’s poorest district …
Joya to Joyeeta
Rangalirbos is a beautiful village in Royganj union, Nageshwari Upazila, Kurigram with the majestic but rapid Dudh Kumar river running through it. This makes it one of the many disaster prone villages in Bangladesh ….
Khas land, a potential means for lifting the landless households out of poverty
“I cannot explain my feeling when I heard that the piece of land where we have been living for the last 15 years..
The exemplary women entrepreneurs who weaved their path to financial solvency
“Whatever you need, we can deliver. In fact, we will save you the trouble of going all the way to the main bazar.