• House 04, Road 1 (Main Road), Block A,
    Section- 11, Mirpur, Pallabi, Dhaka- 1216.

  • +88 09613-444111
    +88 01819850148

  • info@shakti.org.bd

Shakti Foundation organizes "Ek lokkho ahar, ek lokkho hashi" on the occasion of Eid

Inspired by the glory of sacrifice every year, the people of the country celebrate Eid-ul-Azha together and share the joy with each other. The need for this abandonment has become more meaningful this year due to the outbreak of the corona virus and the flood. And as a part of that, one lakh hungry people are fed on the occasion of Eid with the funds formed by the Eid bonus of the employees of Shakti Foundation and donations of various great people including the own funds of Shakti Foundation. Inspired by the strong desire of the Shakti staff to stand by the people and help the people, the Shakti Foundation took this great initiative called, “Ek lokkho ahar, Ek lokkho Hashi” on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Robi Telecom was media partner of their campaign.

On August 3, 2020, food was delivered to 396 branches of Shakti Foundation across the country in various working areas, especially orphanages, orphanages for disabled children, old age homes and ashrams for helpless women. The program was also carried out in flood affected areas of Tangail, Gazipur, Jamalpur, Gopalganj, Munshiganj, Pabna, Sylhet, Sunamganj and other branch offices of Shakti Foundation. Food was distributed among the helpless people who took shelter in various shelters and above the embankment in the flood affected areas. Even poor people, who have lost their income due to corona were a part of it. Keeping in mind the true significance of the sacrifice, Shakti Foundation has involved everyone who wanted to participate from and out of the country in this initiative out of a desire to do something for the people together. Shakti Foundation expresses their gratitude to all for their spontaneous response and hard work in successfully implementing this initiative of giving a meal to one lakh people and they hope to implement similar projects on a larger scale in the future.

“Amrai Shakti” – a Shakti initiative to support corona victims.

While COVID-19 has affected everyone in some way, the group hit hardest with significant loss of income are lower middle class and lower class people. Now, more than ever, we need to come to support those of our members who have been impacted most.

Shakti has started a relief campaign named “Amari Shakti” to help its members by setting up a relief fund of BDT 3 Crore to run the campaign through its 418 branches located in 54 districts of the country. 

Under this initiative, till date we have distributed relief packages among 13,236 member families throughout the country. 

- On 19 May, 2020 we served 980 member families with relief packages.

- In continuation, 6093 member families of 90 shakti branches were served with relief packages on 6th June, 2020.

- In third phase, we served relief packages to 6,163 member families through 93 shakti branches countrywide.

We are continuing our campaign and will appreciate your participation.

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“Shakti Celebrates: I Dared to Dream”

Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women organized an event titled, “Shakti Celebrates: I Dared to Dream” on 10 March, 2020 in celebration of International Women’s Day. To celebrate the beauty of womanhood, this program was held into two sections and these are – WE Celebrate and WE Dialogue.

The inspiring stories of 4 of Shakti members have been showed in the “WE Celebrate” part. Their stories portrayed not only how they have become successful entrepreneurs with the help of Shakti but also how they have overcome enormous difficulties in lives with their strong inner power.

In the “WE Dialogue” session, there was a panel discussion on “Challenges in Pursuing Our Dream: The Way Forward.”

The panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Imran Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programs of Shakti Foundation. The panelists were -

  • Mr. Atiqul Islam, Honorable Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation
  • Ms. Naheed Ezaher Khan, Honorable Member of Parliament
  • Ms. Judith Herbertson, Head of DFID Bangladesh
  • Mr. Imran Matin, Country Director of International Growth Centre
  • Ms. Sonia Bashir Kabir, Founder and CEO of SBK Foundation
  • Ms. Humaira Islam, PhD, Founder and Executive Director of Shakti

To commemorate the birth centenary of our father of the nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Shakti has taken initiatives to make more impacts on women’s lives with WE Declare. Ms. Humaira Islam, PhD, Executive Director of Shakti declared 7 initiatives to empower women -

  1. Graduate 1,000 microentrepreneurs into women led enterprises
  2. 5 lac sanitary napkins at 1 taka each
  3. Ante and postnatal checkup at minimal cost
  4. Free vitamin supplements for pregnant women
  5. Free neonatal checkup
  6. Scholarships upto HSC to ensure no girl is left behind
  7. Women’s Rights Awareness campaigns against violence and harassment

To make Bangladesh more women friendly, the panelists in WE Dialogue expressed their commitment to work for women empowerment in the present scenario within their capabilities.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. Initiated in 1991 by the first Women's Global Leadership Institute. The campaign runs every year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day.

As a part of this global campaign, Dhaka North City Corporation organized “16 days of Activism Fair 2019” at Gulshan Youth Club Field on 29-30th November with the slogan -"সবাই মিলে সবার ঢাকা, নারী পুরুষ সমতা, রুখতে পারে সহিংসতা"

The initiator of the Campaign was our honorable Mayor Atiqul Islam, DNCC. The fair was inaugurated by the first-ever Honorable Woman Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad, Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, MP. All the high officials of different government agencies and NGOs were present on the occasion.

Shakti Foundation – Being an organization working on women empowerment for the last 27 years, portrayed different initiatives in this regard at their stall. Different Products made by shakti members were also sold at the fair to establish more sales channels for them.

Among other participants – UNDP, Action Aid, Water Aid Brac, Sajida Foundation, World Vision etc. were present portraying their activities in this regard.

Launching ceremony of “15th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards 2019”

With a vision to recognize the microentrepreneurs supporting economic fortunes of the country, the launching of  “15th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) program” was held on 24th November, 2019. The launching ceremony was chaired by the high-level Advisory Council and Screening committee members led by Ms. Rokia A. Rahman, Managing Director Arlinks Ltd. & Former Adviser to the Caretaker Government.

Alike last year, "15th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) " will be once again organized by Shakti Foundation. Credit and Development Forum (CDF) stands as the strategic partner of the event. Humaira Islam, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of Shakti Foundation, was present on the occasion to provide her foresight guideline.

The Week-long PKSF Unnayan Mela 2019 took place at Bangabandhu International Conference Center

The Week-long PKSF Unnayan Mela 2019 took place at Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Dhaka on November 14, 2019.

Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the fair and spent some time at Shakti Foundation's stall while visiting the fair. She appreciated various products made by Shakti members and was informed about different programs and activities of the Shakti foundation.

During her visit at Shakti’s stall, Mr. Imran Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director of the Shakti Foundation was present to inform her about shakti's various initiatives to empower women.

We, on behalf of Shakti Family, convey our heartfelt thanks and best wishes to our Honorable Prime Minister. Your invaluable feedback and guidance will motivate Shakti Foundation to go further with its philanthropic activities on national development.

Event on the occasion of World Food Day

"Let's take an oath for a world free from hunger"

Inspired by this theme, Shakti Foundation organized a food distribution program for underprivileged children on the occasion of "World Food Day 2019". The event was organized in collaboration with “Ek takay ahar” of bidyanondo foundation.

Bhasantek, Rayerbazar, Arambag and Airport – team Shakti were present in these locations of Dhaka city and distributed food among approximately 600 participants.

The first ever “Branch Managers Convention” of Shakti Foundation took place on 24th August, 2019.

The first ever “Branch Managers Convention” of Shakti Foundation took place on 24th August, 2019. Total 408 branch managers from all over the country participated in this event. The Founder and Executive director Humaira Islam, Phd was present on this occasion to enlighten the team. The Deputy Executive Director and Head of Programs Mr. Imran Ahmed provided his insightful guidance for the team to work with dedication and discipline.

“Amra Shakti Dol, Amra Shakti Bol” – with this inspirational slogan, the target was set that “Shakti Foundation will reach among the top five microfinance institutes of Bangladesh within next three years.” Branch managers expressed their valuable opinions and feedbacks in the event on how to improve performance. The convention ended on a positive note that we will work with utmost Honesty and integrity to foster growth of Shakti Foundation.

Telenor Health A/S signed an agreement with Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women

Telenor Health A/S signed an agreement with Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women to form a strategic partnership whereby the Telenor Health A/S will provide Digital Health Care Solution(TONIC) along with OPD Coverage to the employees of Shakti Foundation.

From Telenor Health Sajid Rahman (CEO), Andrew Smith (CCO),Mohammad Mobydur Rahaman Head of B2B Loyalty & Partnership, Mahmud Afsar Lead Manager B2B Sales, M. Arifin Anik Key Account Manager B2B Sales. From Shakti Foundation Ms Humaira Islam Phd, Founder & Executive Director, Mahfuzur Rashid Deputy Executive Director, Ms Asma Begum Head of HR along with other Senior Management members were present at the signing program. "

14th Microentrepreneurship Awards Launching Program

As part of Citi’s ongoing commitment to the field of microfinance, Citi Bangladesh, with the support of the Citi Foundation, launched the 14th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) program. The CMA program is jointly being organized by Shakti Foundation AND Citibank, N.A., Bangladesh along with the strategic partnership of Credit and Development Forum (CDF). The launching ceremony, held at a renowned hotel in Dhaka on 24th of October was inaugurated by the high-level advisory and screening committee chaired by Dr. Salehuddin Ahmed, Former Governor, Bangladesh Bank. It was also attended by the National Advisory Council Members, Ms. Rokia A. Rahman, Former Adviser to the Caretaker Government, Mr. N. Rajashekaran, Managing Director and Citi Country Office, Citibank, N.A., Bangladesh and Dr. Humaira Islam, Founder Executive Director, Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women.

Since 2005, CMA seeks to highlight the achievements of the most innovative microentrepreneurs in Bangladesh. The goal is to raise awareness of microfinance, particularly among microentrepreneurs who could benefit from it; to recognize and celebrate the contributions that microentrepreneurs bring to the world economy; and to highlight best practices in microentrepreneurship.