Food for the Hungry UK

Women's learning and savings groups Bangladesh

Food for the Hungry have implemented over 900 learning and savings groups for oppressed women in Bangladesh. These groups are empowering over 13000 women in the areas of business skills, literacy, health and human rights. We are aim to raise funds to support 25 groups in 2016

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (328273)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Disaster ReliefDisaster Relief
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief




Many parts of Bangladesh suffer from abject poverty and the abuse and oppression of women. This leads to high infant mortality rates, girls being married well before the legal age limit. Very poor resilience to natural disasters and disease and very low self esteem of women and girls in particular.


Food for the Hungry have a well proven program of setting up and supporting learning and savings groups of about 17 women. These women elect their own chair person, secretary, accountant and other various roles. The Fh staff then walk with the group thr

  • Not long ago I thought that women were just supposed to keep home.... Now I see there is much more."

    — Eti

  • I will stand as a candidate in the coming Union election and if I am elected, I will stand by the helpless.

    — Shema

  • No one will be able to take away the knowledge and education that Food for the Hungry provided me.

    — Jyostna