Snap Shot: Funded by : Grihayan Tohobil Government of Bangladesh; Geographical Location: Comilla and Kurigram District

Objective: (1) Rehabilitation and resettlement of the victims from disasters and/or shelter less which is the highest concern of Bangladesh. (2)  The broader objective of the Project is to provide low cost housing loan to the disaster victims and shelter less ultra poor people.

AID-COMILLA’S strategy for the empowerment of the poor is not possible without reducing their vulnerability due to housing problems. A well organized housing program assisting the poor to build durable, sturdy, low cost, environment-friendly dwelling houses is implemented by AID-COMILLA.  This package comes with sanitary facilities through the provision of credit and technical assistance can make significant contribution, thus enhance the reduction of vulnerability and enhance empowerment of the poor.

Nature of the Project: This is a long-term loan for low cost house construction.  The house is estimated to be 220 sq. ft. per unit with Corrugated Iron Sheet on the roof, RCC pillar and Bamboo Fencing.  The loan amount amounts to maximum of BDT 70,000 per unit and refundable within ten years in equal instalment after six months of receiving the loan.  Rate of interest will be 5% flat rate.

Benefit: To date, 308 homeless families have been provided with good quality shelter facilities together with their family in a friendly and safe environment.