Poverty Eradication Program (PEP) serves the poorest of the poor, those who are often excluded from mainstream development programs.
Poverty Eradication Program (PEP) is a legally registered non-governmental development organization in Bangladesh. Our mission is to empower the rural poor to achieve sustainable livelihoods and to enable large numbers of people to rise out of poverty quickly. To those ends, we have established a development model that integrates environmental, economic, and social programs delivered through a participatory … [read more]
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Poverty Eradication Program (PEP)
House – j/9, Block – E,
Kazi Nazrul Islam Road,
PEP’s tissue culture laboratory has been established in a rented building in Dhaka 1997 with a couple of small outreach nurseries established in Netrokona and Kachua. The Belgian Government funded the initial establishment costs. PEP has been the first organization to actually arrange for cultivation of tissue .. [More]
Agriculture & Horticulture
Supporting the development partners’ agricultural activities is imperative in any development strategy in Bangladesh because by expanding agricultural activities, the working areas will be able to become economically self-reliant. To work toward this self-reliance, PEP provides effective agricultural extension .. [More]
PEP has been implementing the fishery program from 1987 because it is a great source of protein for the poor communities and profitable while also the implementation is relatively uncomplicated. Fish are a staple food in Bangladesh and due to the rising population, there is always a high demand and fish produced .. [More]
Social and Environmental Activities
In a country where malnutrition levels are high, disease is rampant, and income levels are low, treatments for diseases and other health conditions are often luxuries many impoverished families cannot afford. In the event of the illness of a family member, many families will find themselves further thrust into .. [More]
The Founder of PEP with the help of two of its staff, who live nearby Town Hall field, began a small effort during the 2013 winter months to provide warm clothing to these neglected street children, some of whom were sleeping on the footpath or Town Hall field. These three PEP persons regularly go to the .. [More]
There is an organization in France with the French acronym abbreviated to LACIM. Villages with needs in poorer countries communicate to the LACIM secretariat in Croizet-sur-Gand in central France (the home village of the Charlat Family). The secretariat regularly sends out lists of poor villages requesting help .. [More]
We believe that successful and sustainable development comes from the bottom-up, not the top-down. PEP offers the poor a hand up, not a hand out. The people we serve are at the center of our development model. Our Programs—which include land grants, livestock rearing, nutritional support, health services, housing services, small grants, educational support, and many other elements—are made to fit the needs and goals of the development partners (the term we use for our poor). PEP recruits young women and men, trains them, and employs them to help the poorest of their own communities.
PEP’s vision is of a strong and united village society with respect for all members, social awareness and which offers a standard of life for all which allows them to meet their basic needs.
PEP’s mission is to create a model of rural development that can be replicated in any area of the country – one that will facilitate the creation of the strong society PEP envisions.
PEP’s goal is poverty eradication, which is instrumental in affording all members of society their due respect and the necessities of life.
To reduce poverty by at least 50% in each upazila where PEP works.
To foster a comprehensive and integrated development process whereby the main development works undertaken in any upazila can be completed within 15 years.
To help create a more balanced, diversified and vibrant economy with specific emphasis on neglected sectors such as cottage industries, reforestation, fisheries, poultry, and sericulture.
To promote innovative agricultural activities such as short-duration pariza rice cultivation, flood-resistant and drought-tolerant rice verities, liming of acidic soils and integrated rice-fish cultivation.
To Promote the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, and non-grain crops to counteract the present unbalanced food production system that primarily focuses on the production of rice.
To ensure the creation of new employment opportunities and that economic assets and income go to the poor whenever possible.
Promote and improve the environment.
To promote women’s equality, healthy child development, and leadership among the rural poor.