Message from the Chairperson

Sustainable Development Initiatives Association was incorporated in 2009 as a non profit voluntary social development organization and was registered with the Department of Social Services on 22 May 2009 to start various kinds of development activities.

At present the organization is being operated at 250 villages of 25 unions & 35 wards of Barisal City Corporation through 09 branch offices of Barisal sadar, Babugonj, Uzirpur, Banaripara & Muladi upazilla,Dhaka, Rajbari and the direct beneficiaries of the program are 8254 family members.

However, I think micro credit is assistance but not the solution to reduce poverty. Micro Credit program may be succeeded when sustainable working opportunity will be created. Besides this proper initiatives should be taken on health, education, agriculture, housing, food and social security to develop the life standard of community people.

Since its inception the organization is trying its level best to serve the purposes. Being a women friendly organization SDI operates women development program highlighting the women rights program.

I would like to thank my entire development colleagues who are involved with this development process.

Lt. Col Harun-Ur Rashid (Retd.)