Grameen Bank (GB) has reversed conventional banking practice by removing the need for collateral and created a banking system based on mutual trust, accountability, participation and creativity.
WaterHealth International, Inc. (WHI) is a company that develops, installs, and operates water purification and disinfection systems that provide affordable, high-quality potable water for underserved populations in rural and peri-urban areas. WHI houses these water treatment systems in small-scale, decentralized facilities called WaterHealth Centers in local communities. At an initial investment of less than $10 per person, WHI can provide more than a decade of healthy drinking water to communities in need.
Pabna Meat are introducing measures which will increase their capacity to process cattle and benefit local women who will be engaged as contractual suppliers.
The project aims to implement a sustainable contract farming model that engages poor landless farmers as maize producers and increases commercial value by creating stronger links between ACI's different divisions, which have thus far tended to work independently.
Agora is an expanding chain of retail outlets in Bangladesh, run by Rahmifrooz RSL. As it expands, the company aims to build the capacity of small and medium fresh produce suppliers and develop robust supply chains and trading relationships.
The Rural Sales Program (RSP) is an initiative of CARE Bangladesh, started in 2004 as a pilot to generate income and employment opportunities for the rural poor. The program has created a rural sales-force comprising destitute women - these women are called "Aparajitas", a Bengali word that stands for "women who never accept defeat".
In this project, Shiblee Hatchery & Farms Ltd. aims to engage 100 landless families as fish farmers of cage-cultured tilapia, along the banks of the Adhamanki River. In addition to cultivating fish, livestock and vegetables on its farm in Kuakata, Shiblee also runs a supply network, delivering chemical-free fish and meat products to high-end clients in Dhaka. A pilot scheme in 2010 verified the potential to produce quality tilapia in river-mouth water.