• Public Works

    SWAPNO's Public Asset Maintenance programme has successfully maintained 14,000+ critical public assets which have benefitted the local communities of 223 unions of 5 districts.

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  • Rotating Savings & Credit Association

    SWAPNO’s group savings mechanism ROSCA has facilitated beneficiaries form 600+ ROSCAs through which they have generated around USD 1.8 million.

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  • Life Skills Training

    SWAPNO has provided Life Skills training to 12000+ ultra-poor rural women to enhance their confidence, courage, and communication skills.

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  • Skills Development

    SWAPNO’s ‘Future employability’ notion has facilitated 12,000+ beneficiaries to become skilled in both formal and informal livelihood opportunities

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  • Climate Change Adaptation

    SWAPNO's multiple climate adaptive interventions facilitate both the local government and community people

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Strengthening Women's Ability for Productive New Opportunities (SWAPNO) is a gender-based social security project that aims to lift poverty-stricken rural women (divorced/widowed/separated/having disabled husbands) out of economic insecurity by providing them with productive and sustainable livelihood opportunities. In addition to self-employment, SWAPNO helps place women in local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and private sector companies in the formal and informal sectors. Since its inception, SWAPNO has benefited 12,492 beneficiaries in five districts – Kurigram, Satkhira, Lalmonirhat, Jamalpur, and Gaibandha. The project has aided distressed rural women in developing their talents, linking them to services and the local markets, and ensuring their financial inclusion. This has ensured their survival, improved their resilience to shocks, and provided them with more power.


Documentary: Narir Ogrojatray SWAPNO (নারীর অগ্রযাত্রায় স্বপ্ন)

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