Jeebika – Livelihood and Human Development Program
August 2015 – December 2020
Total targeted families of Bagdumur
Livelihood development families
94 Families ( Poor and Extreme Poor)
450 population: Male-225, Female-198, Children-27
Center for Zakat Management
Center for Zakat Management (CZM) is a social enterprise, aiming to promote and institutionalize the Muslim religious obligation of zakat, or almsgiving of a portion of one’s income to the poor, as an economic tool for bringing prosperity to the needy. CZM works towards the mobilization and proper distribution of zakat in an organized and planned manner by setting up different projects in Bangladesh. In 2015 FCAB’s Chairman donated zakat funds to CZM to support 94 ultra-poor families in Bagdumur in a “Jeebika” or ‘Livelihood Program’ for a period of five years to graduate them from poverty. During this time the families will receive health, education and other support as well as vocational training on the proper utilization of their zakat grants. This intervention will be within the context of FCAB’s wider “Smart Village” initiative which seeks to turn Bagdumur into a model village through an integrated development program addressing its energy, health, education, water/sanitation and agro/livelihood needs.