Entrepreneurship

FCAB has learned that health without economic empowerment is unsustainable. A focus on developing women entrepreneurs is central to its mission as most women in rural Bangladesh still lack capital to start their own businesses or otherwise become financially independent. This lack of independence made these women more vulnerable to abuse and poorer health. While financial independence not only benefitted the women economically and improved the entire family’s wellbeing, it increased their social status and power within the family.

Activities

Tailoring

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Vegetable Farming

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Puffed Rice

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Chicken-rearing

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Cow-rearing

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Financial Inclusion and Digital Banking

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Women’s Entrepreneurship Training

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Projects

Rohingya School Uniform Tailoring

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Jeebika Women’s Livelihood Project 2015 – 2020

Jeebika or Livelihood Development Using an innovative system of ‘social mapping’ whereby fellow villagers helped identify the neediest women, along with using objective income criteria, FCAB identified and invested in the most underserved women to nurture them into leaders in a project called “Jeebika or Livelihood Development.” FCAB’s holistic model combines grant aid to the […]

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