Strengthening Household Ability to Respond to Development Opportunities (SHOUHARDO) – III is a Development Food Assistance Program funded by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) whith CARE providing technical, compliance and quality support.
The program is designed to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the poor and extreme poor people in the Northern part of Bangladesh. SHOUHARDO III commenced in January 2016 and will continue until September 2020. Peoples’s Oriented Program Implementation (POPI) has been implementing SHOUHARDO III program from January 2016 in two districts of Haor region covering four Upazillas of Kishoregonj (Nilli, Mithamoin, Itna and Austagram) and three Upazillas of Netrakona district (Madan, Kalmakanda and Khaliajuri). Under these seven Upazilas POPI has been working with 27,862 households covering 229 villages from 32 Unions.
The main goal of SHOUHARDO III program is to sustainably reduce food insecurity of the poor and extreme poor households. The program is applying an integrated model for reducing child malnutrition while contributing to the household livelihood security and women’s empowerment.
Focusing on the poor and extreme poor, SHOUHARDO III places empowerment of the poor and extreme poor at its foundation. Within its program areas of agriculture and livelihoods; health, hygiene, and nutrition; and disaster and climate risk management, the project delivers an integrated set of services- a holistic framework with an emphasis on women’s empowerment and gender issues and good governance.
Major Program interventions: