Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

An initiative of the Cabinet Division and the General Economics Division (GED), Bangladesh Planning Commission, Government of Bangladesh

Urban Poor: Caught in cycle of misfortune, debt, neglect

“Rokeya Begum’s family lived off paddy farming in Bajitpur upazila of Kishoreganj. Three years ago, adverse weather damaged their crops, leaving them with nothing to subsist on.
Looking for a living, she came to Dhaka with her husband, Raihan Uddin, and elder son. But before they could start anew at a slum in the capital’s Meradia, Raihan fell sick and was diagnosed with TB. Bedridden, he shelved his plan for setting up a tea stall.”
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