Rashida, in front of her election poster.
Photo: WFP/Foyzun Nahar

Bangladesh: Anything Is Possible – Taking Food Assistance To The Next Level

What does it take for a young woman, mother of two, to rise out of extreme poverty and turn life around for herself and her family? Read how WFP project participant Rashida not only ensured her family’s food security and nutrition, but also became a successful entrepreneur and leader in her local government council, and even travelled abroad to share her story. 


Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. The increased frequency of natural disasters, such as cyclones and floods, lean season crises and drought, is likely to undermine poverty reduction efforts. Coping strategies adopted by the poor like reducing food intake, withdrawing children from school and selling productive assets increases the vulnerability of low-income households and worsens people’s prospects for escaping the poverty cycle.



Click here to read the full 2011 Annual Report of WFP in Bangladesh.

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries1,171,000
Beneficiary needs (mt)85,293
Beneficiary needs ($US)72,792,569