We want to make sure that the most marginalized,
disadvantaged and vulnerable urban poor, including men,
women and children, have a fair chance to live a life of
health, happiness and dignity.
“Amrao Manush” (Improving Livelihoods of Urban Extreme Poor-Pavement Dweller Centre), is a program that works with the extremely deprived and vulnerable urban poor in Dhaka and Chittagong. With the support of Concern Worldwide, Irish Aid, Adhunika Foundation, USA( Sr. and Jr.), and some private donors, this program provides essential services to the urban poor, the majority of whom struggle against formidable odds to survive on pavements or in under-developed slums or squatter settlements.
If you listen carefully, you will realize that this is not a song. It is an anthem of resilience, courage, determination and hope.
“Shopno” – composed by musician and activist Samir Obaid with lyrics by Ashraful Alam Russell has been sung by the children of SAJIDA’s Amrao Manush Program, who like millions of others in Bangladesh, struggle to overcome extreme poverty and deprivation.
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Make a one-time or regular donations to the program to ensure that we can reach more extreme poor members who are facing formidable odds each day to survive. No amount is too small.
NEWS FROM AMRAO MANUSH
SAJIDA FOUNDATION HAS SUCCESSFULLY DISTRIBUTED FOOD AND HYGIENE PACKAGES IN DHAKA SOUTH CITY CORPORATION
Pavement Dweller Centers
Participants Who Received Health Care
Participants Who Received Basic Necessities
Children Who Received Day Care Services
Total Block Grants Distributed (BDT Million)
Total Savings Deposited by Participants (BDT Million)
A Mothers Tale | Momtaz
A Mother’s Tale | Momtaz
“I used to be so afraid of losing him. I was always scared that, someone would steal him and I would never know where to look for him,” recalls Momtaj with tears in her eyes. At the time, clutching her newborn child she named Morsalin, Momtaj had taken to the streets to beg once more.
Momtaj is a blind, 24-year-old mother who was discovered by the Amrao Manush Program as she lay on the street with her newborn child. This is her story.