Established in 1986, POPI started development work through raising awareness, sensitising and organising the women living in poverty and extreme poverty on development issues and building their leadership and management skills. The initial aim of the work was to alleviate poverty through empowering women. From that humble beginning, POPI has grown in strength, and today it is one of the leading NGOs in Bangladesh. As a development organisation, POPI’s services have been deeply appreciated by the people it works for, and it has expanded its geographic footprint across 19 districts of the country. In its long journey of 30 years, the organisation remains committed to make a difference in the lives of people by promoting sustainable development, gender justice and social harmony.

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  • POPI envisages a prudent nation free from hunger and poverty where every citizen leads a life with dignity and equity.


  • To work for the people and with the people irrespective of religion, caste, ethnicity, creed, belief, age and sex who are in any form of marginalisation and exclusion.
  • To implement appropriate, need based, result oriented and right based development programs.
  • To build linkages and render cooperation/coordination between and among government, civil societies, NGOs, and community based organisation.
  • To enhance capacity of personnel, institutions and groups who are involved in development and welfare activities.
  • To strengthen organisational sustainability for rendering services to the people.

Core Values

Respectful behaviour with people and the value of diversity.

Honesty, sincerity, transparency and accountability to all levels for the effectiveness.

Equity and justice

Humanity and perseverance

Solidarity with the poor, powerless and excluded people

Independence from any religious or political affiliation

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