Fish4Life | Self Sustainability

“Give a man a fish you feed him for a day, teach him to fish you feed a family for life”…

Why is this project necessary?

Bangladesh is prone to flooding due to being situated on the Brahmaputra River Delta (also known as the Ganges Delta). Coastal flooding, combined with the bursting of river banks is common, and severely affects the landscape and society of Bangladesh. 80% of Bangladesh is a floodplain.

From March to September in a typical year, the citizens of Bangladesh are the most susceptible to major flooding, as a mixture of the monsoon seasons and the rising of major rivers and their tributaries reach their peak as the snow starts to melt and the rain starts to pour

Yearly flooding during monsoon season and other forms of inclement weather have forced the people of Bangladesh to adjust their lifestyle in order to prepare for the worst. One of the way of survival and bringing food to the table is by fishing – the life of a majority rural districts in Bangladesh depends on fishing and by providing a Boat it is to empower a farmer to stand on their own feet by selling fish and managing their livelihood.

Haor

It receives surface runoff water by rivers and khals, and consequently, a haor becomes very extensive water body in the monsoon and dries up mostly in the post-monsoon period. In Bangladesh, haors are found mainly in greater Sylhet and greater Mymensingh regions. During monsoon a haor is a vast stretch of turbulent water.

Our Objectives

The perennial availability of water in the rivers and Haor provides critical sources of income and nutrition for millions of rural Bangladesh’s poorest people. Cap Foundation’s aim is to deliver 1000 boats to the flood ridden destitute families who are struggling to survive financially to manage their livelihood and sustain a family income.

Coverage

Bangladesh | Nethrokuna District | Sunamgonj District | Hobigonj District | Moulvibazar District and Kishorgonj District

The entire Sunamganj district, major portion of Habiganj district, some parts of Sylhet Sadar upazila and Maulvi Bazar district are covered by many haors. In greater Sylhet the most prominent haors are Saneer haor, Hail haor, Hakaluki haor, Dekar haor, Maker haor, Chayer haor, Tangur haor and Kawadighi haor.

Phases of Work

The first batch of delivery was taken place in Moulvibazar District – Kawwa Diki Haor Community

  • The location was identified by Cap Foundation Field Team in Bangladesh and was informed to the UK Team to focus on this project
  • Research completed by Field Team
  • 250 families identified who is at most risk with no resource of income to live by.
  • 50 Boat delivered as a pilot project to each of those families, the most deprived and disadvantaged family whose only source of income is to fish and earn a living.

Reporting & Evaluation

We have devised a report writing tool for the filed officer’s to monitor the progression of their livelihood and measure success rate by focusing on the following areas:

  • Improvement of living conditions of the property stricken
  • Progress of children’s education due to enabling transport
  • Future savings and investments
  • Transformation of lifestyle and impact made
  • Creating case studies that demonstrate the success of this project

The above method is used to evaluate project outcome and success.

You Can Contribute to: 

  • Donate towards a full Baot package include; a boat, all fishing meterial and a life jacket –  only £300
  • Donate towrads research and reporting

 

“GIVE A MAN A FISH YOU FEED HIM FOR A DAY, TEACH HIM TO FISH YOU FEED A FAMILY FOR LIFE”…

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