Engaging Host Community People into Income Generating Activities (IGAs)

The people of the Cox’s Bazar district being disturbed by the recent rohingya influx in Ukhiya upazila have lost property, land to practice agriculture, gardening as well as have been in the midst of serious socio-economic complications. To let them forget the loss and regain the economic stability, the project has proposed several interventions at the very close to the home. The project targets to enhance the capacity and skill of the men, women and youths of the host community in Ukhiya upazila through they can be involved in different income generating activities and be able to increase their household income. Furthermore, the project focuses on the empowerment of women through some sustainable approaches as it has a crucial importance in the society. Youth empowerment will lead them away from being involved in the unsocial and antisocial activities that will ultimately create a positive socioeconomic impact in the targeted areas.

Overall Objective

Overall objective of the project is Enhancing skills of women and youths of the host communities in Ukhiya and enabling them to increase household income

Project Started on 1st January 2020

Funding Partner: International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Project Location

Ukhiya Upazila, Cox’s Bazar District

Target Population

People of the Host Communities


Outcome 1:Targeted people have increased household income through receiving skill development training and developing cluster based enterprises

Outcome 2:Targeted people have increased household income through receiving skill development training and involved in employment generation activities

The project will gather 790 men women and youths in different training hubs and production and innovation hubs where the participants will be provided skill development and capacity building training on enterprise development, electrical wiring and electronic engineering, plumbing and accessories, craft making, embroidery, hand stitching, sewing, dyeing etc. With the knowledge gained from the training sessions and the start-up grants, they will be encouraged to develop their own enterprises. These enterprises will be developed on cluster basis where an identical product will be made in some adjacent households. This cluster will offer the best product to the customer which will increase the opportunities of better income for the participants. Women will be provided quality training by the third party on the garments product called Shahdesh Palli and through shadesh palli, they will have a sustainable way of earning money. Shadesh Palli will be providing a regular demand from the production hubs and hence will be creating a space for regular income. The project will be creating market linkages for the enterprises through meetings, strategic workshops, field day etc. to ensure the income generation of the entrepreneurs. Gradually, the project will introduce the enterprises with e-commerce platform that will also strengthen the sustainability of the interventions. Therefore, the proposed project will be a trigger for upgrading socioeconomic condition of the refugee crisis affected people in Ukhiya.

Inception of skill development training on sewing in training hub

Inception of skill development training on sewing in training hub

Micro Credit


The main goal of starting the micro credit program in Bangladesh is to eradicate extreme poverty through various income generating activities. Keeping it in mind Prottyashi as a leading local partner has started its micro credit program from 1993. Beside credit program the organization is implementing various programs to improve the lifestyle of its beneficiaries.

Starting with 2 branches the organization has expanded its operational area day by day. Now it has 62 branches. The total micro credit operation is operated by a dedicated team. Prottyashi is a platform of learning, as the organization frequently arranges skill training for its staffs.




  • Improving and creating livelihood option through providing easy loan.
  • Engaging ultra poor people in various income generating activities.
  • Women empowerment and enhancing education.


CCCP (Community Climate Change Project)


Project Title:  Reducing climate change vulnerability particularly of flood by improving adaptive capacity of local community.

Starting date: 27th January 2014


  1. Understanding community vulnerability adaption practices at local level and new adaption options need to flood and climate change.
  2. Engagement of people in practicing community based adaptive options to ensure livelihoods, better health and social security.


Slatted housing for Goat in Moheshkhali under CCCP project

Slatted housing for Goat in Moheshkhali under CCCP project


Project Area:   
Project is implementing in Kutubjum, Hoanak, Kalamarchara  and  Gorakgata unions of Moheshkhali upazila Under Cox’s Bazar District.



 ENRICH (Enhancing Resources and Increasing Capacities of Poor Households towards Elimination of their Poverty)is a program conducted at the grassroots level focusing for overall household development of the poor based on a ‘One Union One PO’ principle. The programme 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.

Executive Director laid the foundation stone of the public toilet of kalamarchora bazar under ENRICH program


Prottyashi as a leading partner of PKSF is implementing the project in Kalamarchara union of Moheshkhali Upazila and Charandip Union of Boalkhali Upazila.



Livestock Unit renders its services to farming community under the Boalkhali and Anowara Upazilla through its field level microcredit personnel like area manager,manager and field officer.These microcredit personnel select the actual beneficieries those are eligible to get facility by the programme.Livestock Unit of PROTTYASHI give technical support,to spread scientific knowledge among the beneficieries. LU will also facilitate knowledge and technical services among its borrower by linking them with academic/research institutions.




Vaccination Campaign against PPR in Goat.

Vaccination Campaign against PPR in Goat.




  • To ensure profitability of beneficiaries through livestock production and business.
  • To facilitate cost effective feeding system.
  • To ensure animal comfort, reducing morbidity & mortality by giving technical support.
  • To ensure regular breeding cycle and environment friendly waste management.



UPP (Ultra poor program)/Ujjibito



Objective: To alleviate ultra poverty and hunger sustainability.



Specific Objectives
  1. Development of the extreme poor women and their family.
  2. The sustainable development of health and nutrition of women and their households.
  3. The empowerment of the ultra poor women and to increase the social participation of their household members.



Eradication of Hazardous Child Labor in Bangladesh (EHCLB)

Prottyashi has implemented a project entitled ” Eradication of Hazardous Child Labor in Bangladesh”(EHCLB) project in Chittagong City Corporation(CCC) area with technical and financial assistance from Ministry of Labor and Employment (MoLE) and USAID. The first phase of the project started in 2004 and ended with the 3rd phase in June 30,2014.
The 3rd phase started from July 2012 and ended on June30,2014. About 15 multi purpose centers (MPCs) with 450 students in ward No. 6,7,8,9,10 of Panchlaish Thana under Chittagong City Corporation were included under the project. After successful completion of Non-formal education , the children graduated with 6 months skill training on sewing, Karchupi, Handicraft, and embroidery ctc. Graduated students were supported (as per need) with loan facilities from Korma Sangsthan Bank for self employment and Income generating activities.  
 EHCLB Machine PIc

Homestead Agro-Forestry Improved Management Practices(HAIMP) 

The project was implemented in Mirsarai and Sitakunda Upazila of Chittagong district in 2007-2012 funded by Arannayk Foundation. It was a very successful project of Prottyashi. The objective of the project was to improve homestead biodiversity and household food security in the project area by increasing availability and access of micro-nutrient rich food through improved management practices of homestead agro-forestry.