Photo book: Concern’s work in the Haors of Bangladesh

Photo book: Concern’s work in the Haors of Bangladesh

09 February 2016

The Economic and Social Empowerment of Extreme Poor (ESEP) project aims to improve the lives of over 100,000 men, women and children with a focus on livelihood, food security, nutrition, health, hygiene, water and sanitation.

Working with families living in extreme poverty in the remote Haors of north-eastern Bangladesh, the project also addresses disaster risk reduction and inequality, and seeks to empower participants to advocate for their rights and entitlements.

Concern’s 28 years of experience in the Haor regions has shown that context-specific interventions to increase participants’ incomes and assets really work. This is proving true again with the ESEP project.  In 2015, 81.4% of ESEP bene­ficiary households succeeded in moving out of extreme poverty. 

The Change Makers photo book features the stories of some of these participants from the Haors who have transformed their lives through the ESEP project.

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Ruby Begum from Kishoreganj in Bangladesh is a participant in the ESEP project. After a long training course in needlework, she received a sewing machine and a few geese to supplement her income. Photograph taken by Sadia Hossain/Concern Worldwide.

Photo book: Concern’s work in the Haors of Bangladesh

­The Change Makers photo book features individual stories that illustrate the impact of Concern Worldwide’s project, Economic and Social Empowerment of Extreme Poor (ESEP), in the Haors of north-eastern Bangladesh.