Aim of the Programme

shiree aims to support the Government of Bangladesh to achieve the Millennium Development Goal targets on income poverty and hunger. It will do this by enabling over 1 million people to lift themselves out of extreme poverty and achieve sustainable livelihoods by 2015. All projects funded by the Challenge Fund will aim to sustainably improve the lives and livelihoods of extremely poor people within the lifetime of the project by reducing the vulnerability and social exclusion of the extreme poor and promoting livelihood opportunities. The fund will also be supporting incentives to address account increased vulnerability as a result of climate change. It will prioritise the needs of extremely poor women and children.

A child beggar in a Dhaka street

Raising young children in a city slum with a bare minimum