Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme

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

A food bank for rainy day

MD Asaduz Zaman

The underprivileged in a Sirajganj village set it up so they can borrow rice when things are tight

The underprivileged people of Borangile village in Sirajganj’s Chauhali upazila can sleep a little better at night, knowing that if they are ever unable to find work as day labourers the next day, they can easily borrow some rice from the community food bank.
Such little comfort is all thanks to the smart thinking of Kohinoor Begum, who along with some 40 other villagers, set up the food bank for times of need.
The initiative is now a source of inspiration for neighbouring villages.
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