Research Center 

 

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Prottyashi has initiated a separate center namely ” Research Center” as an independent wing of the organization. The objective of the research center is to carry out studies on socio-economic condition of the beneficiaries in project area as well as  to identify and assess that are needed attention for national interest. The research center also explores the root causes of socio-economic problems of the society and addresses them to get rid of the catastrophic condition.. The center is headed by renowned  sociologist Abul Hasnat Glam Quddus (PHD, USA) as a honorary director. 

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On Going Research-01

“Knowledge, Attitude and Practices on use of sanitary napkin during Menstruation among Rural and Urban Women of Bangladesh”.
 

The ongoing study will help to create awareness on various safety measures related with menstrual health of urban and rural women of Bangladesh. Adolescent girls and women especially in rural areas are not aware about necessity of using safety napkin. They normally use cloth, tissues that are harmful and infectious. At the starting time of having first period maximum girls specially rural girls feel shy to share the matter with others even with their parents. Even they feel shy to purchase these products from local medicine shops. Many women living in hard core poverty level and they use rags, newspaper, or even mud to manage their menstrual periods. (more…)


On Going Research-02

 

Causes of borrowers’ drop-outs and its impact on Microfinance institution: A case study on Prottyashi Microfinance activities”
 

Over the last three decades, microfinance has captured the attention of donors and policy makers for its ability to provide credit to the poor who have no access to commercial banks. The purpose is that with additional income and determination, poor people can set up income generating activities in order to reduce their vulnerability and combat poverty. The success of microcredit programs have been well documented in numerous studies. Many practitioners have a strong belief that microfinance can contribute positively in the lives of low income households. These studies have shown that clients of microfinance institutions witnessed a positive impact at different levels: at a household level, by increasing their income and their consumption at an enterprise level, by contributing to capital accumulation and creation of employment opportunities and last but not least, at the community level, by employing new workers within poor groups. (more…)