ENRICH Program

 

ENRICH (Enhancing Resources and Increasing Capacities of Poor Households towards Elimination of their Poverty) is an innovative and holistic development program embracing the goal: poverty alleviation through fostering resources and capacities of the poor families and alleviate poverty. The key objectives of the program are: empowering the poor families, accessing to nutrition-health and education, defending natural disasters and rehabilitation, expanding government and non-government supports, taking up strategy to use assets and capacities of the target families, making coordination between the activities of government and non-government organizations etcetera.

SSS, with technical and financial support from PKSF, took up the program in the beginning of 2010. Working area of the program is Dainna Union of Tangail Sadar Upazilla and Bahadurshadi Union of Kaliganj upazila of Gazipur. The activities under the program are financial and technical services, nutrition and healthcares, education and child development, infrastructure and social development, and so on.

 

Activities of ENRICH Program

As an agro-based economy, agro-fishery-livestock development financial services program is very important in Bangladesh. SSS, to alleviate poverty and enhancing living standards  through accelerating agriculture, fishery and livestock sectors resources and opportunities, has been implementing agro-fishery-livestock development program in whole working area, where the target farmer families are treated with necessary financial and technical services, training and others supports to thrive their livelihoods.

The key objectives of the program are: utilizing agro-fishery-livestock sector resources and opportunities properly, enhancing employment, production and income, ensuring cultivation of vegetables, crops, fruit, and fish and rearing livestock and poultry through organic system,   providing supports to food production, preservation and marketing authentically, empowering the underprivileged people and sustaining in food security.

 

The organization dealings with two-type of credit products on agro-fishery-livestock, namely–Jagoron and Agrosor credits. In 2020-21, an amount of Tk. 516.55 crore disbursed.