Social Development and Community Resilience




There are communities who face shrinking livelihood opportunities due to factors including disasters, negative impact of climate changes and fewer economic opportunities.


Through this program WAVE is working towards transforming vulnerable communities into resilient ones by equipping them with customized tools and taking into considerations their needs and unique situations they find themselves in.

Where to Reach

There are two broad objectives of the program:

  Undertaking integrated initiatives by combining essential services to enhance income, social capital and dignity for the program participants;

  Building community capacity on disaster risk reduction, climate adaptive livelihoods and resilient infrastructure development.


On the one hand the program introduces climate adaptive sustainable income generating activities; on the other hand it promotes rural infrastructure developmentwith the community in the leadership role to ensure ownership and best possible outcome. WAVE also consciously promotes indigenous knowledge and inherentstrength of the communities while planning its programmatic directions. And, as in the case of other programs, it integrates essential services such as health, education, sanitation etc. to ensure holistic development of the concerned communities.


Enhancing Resources and Increasing Capacities of Poor Households towards Elimination of their Poverty-ENRICH

ENRICH is a program conducted at the grassroots level focusing for overall household development of the poor. The program targets poor families, working with them to enhance and maximize the utilization of their resources and skills. ENRICH aims to alleviate poverty not only through income generation but through a holistic approach targeting other crucial aspects of human life including health, education, youth development, community development, etc, the goal being sustainable development driven by the people themselves. It also helps and creates mechanism for them to work with relevant institutions and larger communities for effectively preparing for responses to natural disasters and put in place a new and effective method of GO-NGO collaboration for development from below. WAVE implements the project in Jibonnagar & Damurhuda Upazilla in Chuadanga district and SingairUpazilla in Manikgonj district with its own fund and support from PKSF.

Uplifting the Life-standard of Elderly People Program

Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has formulated a policy titled ‘National Elderly People/Senior Citizen Policy 2013’ to ensure a dignified, poverty-free, sound and secure social life for the elderly citizens of our country. To that end, Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation-PKSF has designed a project named‘Elderly People’s Program’ to implement through its partner NGOs. The initiatives under this project are; establishing social center for the senior citizens; introducing and providing old allowance; bestowing honor to the senior citizen as the best service providers of the nation; introducing special credit and training for ultra-poor senior citizen; initiating geriatric nursing facilities and organizing training for developing Para-Physiotherapist and provide special social service packagefor the senior citizens. WAVE Foundation implementsthis project in Simanto Union (ENRICH working area) of JibonnagarUpazilla in Chuadanga district with the assistance of PKSF

Accelerating Sustainable Water and Sanitation Facilities for All- ACCESS

The objectives of the project are: Promote behavioral change of community through hygienic sanitation practices; Develop and enhance the capacity of entrepreneurs’ for ensuring available supply of WATSAN materials; Provide affordable credit support to the targeted households for installation of sanitary latrine and tube-wells and Build linkages with LG &GoB line agencies for sustainable sanitation management. The project is implemented in Chudanga, Jhenaidah, Jessore, Khulna, Kushtia, Magura, Meherpur, Pabna, Natore, Rajshahi and Manikganj district with the support from

Scaling Up Microfinance Institutions (MFI) Lending for Improved Rural Sanitation (MILIS)

WAVE Foundation has been implementing Sanitation Development Loan (SDL) since July 2016 under the Project ‘Scaling up Microfinance Institutions (MFI) Lending for Improved Rural Sanitation (MILIS) in Bangladesh’. The objective of the OBA (Output Based Aid) Sanitation Microfinance Program is to increase access to improved and hygienic sanitation facilities for the rural people of Bangladesh through commercial sanitation loans. The Project is implemented in 8 branches of Jhenaidah Sadar, Harinakundu and Shailokupa Upazila under Jhenaidah district. The project targets to install improved latrine in 3500 families by June 2018. The families will receive interest free loan ranging from BDT 3500 to 10000 for installing the latrines. World Bank and Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) are the development partners of this project.

Cultural & Sports Program

The Cultural & Sports Program aims to foster the development of physical & mental health of the children & adolescent through involving them in cultural & sports interventions at the school and college level. For achieving the program goal & objectives, the initiatives under this program are: Reciting national anthem with correct accent; Facilitate different interventions focusing cultural  like: debate, drama, easy competition, folk song, patriotic song etc; Facilitate different interventions focusing sports like: traditional sports, cycling, boat racing, ha-do-do, women football, handball and volleyball etc. WAVE implements the program in Chuadanga district with its own fund and support from PKSF.

Basic Literacy Project

The project objective is to give basic literacy to those people who are still deprived of literacy as their rights aged from 15-45 years through non formal education.Major Activities/Components under this project is-Identify illiterate learners, Establish 300 education centre and running  the centre for 6 month at village leveland Awareness raising on education through campaign. At present 08Unions and 01 municipal of Damurhuda upazilla in Chuadanga district are covered through this project. It is supported byBureau of Non-Formal Education-BNFE

Sanitation Marketing System (SanMarkS)

This project aims to reach to 700 direct beneficiaries with loan and technical support within the stipulated time frame through 14 Branch offices of 08 upazilla under 02 districts (Khulna and Rajshahi) of WAVE Foundation .The overall objective of the project is to support access to finance for improved & hygienic sanitation technologies within the Project The project works on improving the market for sanitation products and services at the national, regional and local as well as facilitating the process for the development of private sector supply chains for improved sanitation technologies that provide low-income farm businesses and communities. The major activities are borrower identification for 700 sanitary  toilets set up  and loan disbursement among them, co-Branding and marketing, provide training to them, loan recovery and performance management and learning. The project is funded by SDC and UNICEF and supported by iDE. The project started in February 2018 and will continue to October 2018.

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