North-West Bangladesh Ultra Poverty Initiative Project (NUPIP)

Reporting Organization:Effect Hope
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 171,000
Timeframe: January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2021
Status: Completion
Contact Information: Sara Marshall
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Effect Hope

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Bangladesh - $ 171,000.00 (100.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Health Promotion & Education (12.5 %)

Infectious & Communicable Diseases (12.5 %)

Neglected Tropical Diseases (12.5 %)

Nutrition (12.5 %)

Primary Health Care (12.5 %)

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Economic Development & Empowerment (12.5 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (12.5 %)

WASH (12.5 %)

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The North-West Bangladesh Ultra Poverty Initiative Project (NUPIP) is a continuation project implemented by TLMI-B. NUPIP provides income generating support for people with disabilities due to leprosy or lymphatic filariasis (LF) and living under the ultra-poverty line (earning below $16 per month per person). This current project phase is 3 years from January 2019 to December 2021. Nilphamari district is in the north-west of Bangladesh where almost 70% of people are poor. Most people depend on agriculture activities and day labour. The Government has social safety net programs to support people, but it is not sufficient and the demand is high.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult men Children, girls Children, boys Older adults, women Older adults, men
Descriptors: Rural Persons with disabilities
Total Direct Population: 192
Total Indirect Population: 4,598
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192 Referral
192 Training and Grants
192 Training
23 Provision
60 Grant
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The project will support NUPIP beneficiaries to attain income generating skills to meet the needs of their family and move out of ultra-poverty, including the ability to afford daily expenses and children’s education, and increased networks to access local resources. Beneficiaries are able to maintain personal hygiene and Prevention of Disability (POD) activities, and are provided assistive devices for existing disabilities, improving their health and quality of life. Beneficiaries are members of Self Help Groups that support them with monitoring self-care practices, regular savings, awareness of their rights, and empowerment to access local resources and participate in community activities. Through linkages created with government and NGO service providers, beneficiaries have to access mainstream social safety net benefits, Water and Sanitation Program latrines, food security and health related services.

Achieved Results

During the first year of the current phase of NUPIP project, 72 people with disability due to leprosy or LF were provided with Income Generating Activity (IGA) training and grant. They were supported in building their IGA activities and making profit. During the first year, 32% of the members graduated from the Ultra Poverty Line and 78% of the members had increased household income. In addition, 94% of the members are involved in a self-help group, and 96% of the members are practicing self-care required to manage their disability and health status (compared to 0% in baseline). Almost all of the members and their family members (91%) wash their hands with soap before eating, a significant increase from a baseline of only 3%. In addition to IGA support from NUPIP, 96% of the beneficiaries received short-term safety net service from the government, and 21% of target members received long-term safety net service for either disability, widow, or old-age pension.


SDG Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • SDG 1.4.1 Proportion of population living in households with access to basic services
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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