About Us

Shakti Foundation is a non-government organization committed to the economic and social empowerment of disadvantaged women across Bangladesh. It believes in realizing the potential of women to become strong, independent members of their communities. Shakti began its mission with urban microfinance programs and strategically expanded its service network to reach remote rural areas. Over the years, it has widened its range of development services to include basic health care and education, agro-business growth, solar power, skills training and advocacy. Shakti was founded in April 1992 and now serves almost 500,000 households within 54 districts of Bangladesh.

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Our Vision

We believe women are entrepreneurs, change makers and leaders.

Our Mission

Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women is dedicated to the empowerment of poor women by creating strong economic and social resource bases.



Districts Covered






Inspiring Stories

A little support can bring smile and create a story

Story of Ismat Jahan Ima

Women Farmers Changing The Agricultural Landscape.

Story of Jahanara Begum

A woman’s health is her capital

Story of Asma Begum

From Idea to Enterprise

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In our 30 year journey, we have been able to connect with many partners and increase our network.