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Enrich Program

PKSF has been playing a major role over the past 20 years since its inception in expanding micro finance. The expansion work on micro finance by PKSF has been done both in the vertical and horizontal manner via a number of diversified programs and interventions. In spite of all these, the impact of micro credit on overall poverty level is being questioned more and more in recent times. In addition to that, the efficacy of micro credit as a tool of poverty alleviation has been of questionable significance both nationally and internationally. In view of the growing criticisms with regard to the efficacy of micro credit, the PKSF Governing Body in its meeting dated 28 February, 2010 agreed on piloting a special program named “‘ENRICH” at the grassroots level focused on total household development. The program aims to provide integrated support to each poor family to ensure the best possible utilization of their existing resources along with their capacities and also to enhance their resources as appropriate. Credit is just one of the many components of ‘Enrich’ program unlike other PKSF led programs.

Enhancing Resources and Increasing Capacities of Poor Households towards Elimination of their poverty (ENRICH) program looks forward to ending poverty by working with the poor household in the selected union in association with the local government and other stakeholders to help households lift themselves out of poverty. The overall goal of the program is to reduce poverty on a sustainable basis towards its total elimination at the household and eventually throughout Bangladesh.

Started from: July, 2014

Current Status: On going

Coverage: Sahapur Union, Ishwardi, Pabna.

Number of Villages: 14

Number of Households: 11756

Number of Population: 50196

Units:  03

Objectives

The objectives of the ENRICH program have been set in view of a holistic approach towards every household. They are as follows:

*To empower the households under the program area to work effectively so that they can reduce their poverty on a sustainable basis towards its ultimate elimination gradually.

*To enable them so that they can enjoy an improved health and nutritional status in the process.

*To help and create a mechanism for them to partner with relevant institutions and larger communities for effective preparedness for responding to natural disasters.

The Activities of Enrich programs are given below:

* Issuing Health Cards

* Arranging Satellite Clinic

* Arranging Static Clinic

* Arranging General Health Camp

* Arranging Eye-Camp

* Arranging seminar of health awareness

* Directing Education Center

* Beggar rehabilitation

* Developing Enrich Houses

* Ensuring the facilities of Agriculture and Income Generating related Activities

* Sanitary Latrine Distribution

* Re-building /Repairing Mosques, Temple and Clubs.

Achievement till now

Serial No  Description of Activity Unit/Number Target     (2017-2018) Achievement in October’17 Achievement  (2017-2018) Total (Cumulative)
A. Health Related Activities:
1 Sale of Health Cards Number 6961 136 904 6455
2 Static Clinics Number 576 54 193 1857
3 No. of Patients Treated in Static Clinics Person 5760 532 2045 11319
4 Satellite Clinics Number 144 12 45 374
5 No. of Patients Treated in Satellite Clinics Person 3600 350 1270 10024
6 General Health Camps Number 4 0 0 12
7 No. of Patients Treated in General Health Camp Person 600 0 147 1721
8 Special Eye Camp Number 1 0 0 3
9 No. of Patients Treated in Special Eye Camp Person 0 0 0 702
10 Health Awareness  Raising Meetings Number 1104 92 364 4911
11 No. of patients tested for diabetes. Person 0 163 806 2922
12 Health related Leaflet/Poster disbursement Number 0 0 0 0
13 Bondhu Chula (Households) Number  _ _ _ 364
14 Solar System (Households) Number _ _ _ 99
B.  Education Related Activities:
1 No. of Villages where education centers are running Number _ _ _ 10
2 No.  of schools in operation Number _ _ _ 22
3 Present Students Boys Person _ _ 311 Total
Girls Person _ _ 349 600
4 Students’ Average presence per month _ _ 93 _ _
5 No. of Meetings attended by Guardians. _ _ 22 _ _
C. Loan Activities
1 Loan Disbursement (All Product) No of member 90 28 57 198
 Loan Amount   68,00,000 2350000       6870000   24180000
2 Loan Outstanding (All Product) No of member _ 113 _
  Amount  _ 11414730  _
3 Savings (All Product) No of member _ 113 113 113
  Amount  _ 2172811 2172811 2172811