Improve the life standard of elderly people

Duration: 01.07.2017 to ongoing

Objective: Support the old aged people through different activities to have better life and ensure

their dignity in the society.

Major activities: Formation of committee at village, ward and union level. Establish recreational center for old aged people at Union level, provide monthly living allowance, award giving ceremony, micro credit support for old aged people, health support, supporting materials distribution for the vulnerable and sick elderly people.

Implementation process: NDP is implementing this project in Mushinda union of Gurudaspur Upazila of Natore district. Project has assessed and 1916 elderly people have been identified in 17 villages. Old aged people meet at their monthly meeting (village level) and discuss their issues and take decisions. A central (union level) office will be established where all old people are allowed to get recreational facilities, health treatment and they will discuss and take decisions on their issues. Para physiotherapist will be trained up to provide support to the elderly people. A strong linkage will be established with government social welfare department and other govt and private service holders. NDP micro finance unit will allow the elderly people to get soft loan from it’s office to start some livelihoods interventions.

Matching of SDG : SDG-1 : End poverty in all its forms everywhere and SDG-2 : End hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. SDG-3 : Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Source of fund: PKSF and NDP