Development Journey of NGF

NGF was established in 1987 with the leadership of Mr. Lutfor Rahman as a ‘not-for-profit’ management development organization, registered under different legal authority of Bangladesh Government.

The principal objective of NGF is to initiate and promote activities that help reduce poverty, with emphasis on employment generation.

Starting Year

Name of the Programme/Projects

Main Feature

Supported By

1987

Savings mobilization and credit support

Group formation, Savings collection and loan support

Own fund

1990

Microcredit Programme Financing the poor and ultra poor people

Group formation, Savings collection and loan support

PKSF

1999

Sundarban Bio-diversity Conservation Project (SBCP)

Financing to ensure alternative employment opportunities for the forest users, fisherman community.

PKSF-ADB

2000

Socio-Economic Rehabilitation Loan Program (SRLP)

Financing the disaster affected people who are unable to access finance

PKSF-ADB

2001

Microenterprise (ME) Loan

Financing the progressive borrowers

PKSF

2004

Livelihood Restoration Project (LRP)

Access loan for recovery from natural disaster

PKSF & The World Bank

2004

Ultra Poor Programme (UPP)

Loan for the ultra poor people who are unable to access finance

PKSF

2005

Seasonal Loan (SL) Supporting the opportunities to strengthen livelihoods

An initiatives to reduce seasonal hunger and use loan for productive perposes

PKSF & The World Bank

2007

Rehabilitation of SIDR-Affected Coastal Fishery, Small Business and Livestock Enterprise (RESCUE)

Finance for recovery from disaster

PKSF

2007

Special Assistance for Housing of SIDR-Affected Borrowers (SAHOS)

Finance for recovery from disaster

PKSF

2008

Agriculture Sector Microcredit (ASM)

Helping farmers who secure the nation’s food

PKSF

2010

Enhancing Resources and Increasing Capacities of the Poor Households towards Elimination of their Poverty (ENRICH)

Holistic family development approach to ensure better livelihood by creating additional income from their household that increase human and social dignity

PKSF

2010

Learning and Innovation Fund to Test New Ideas (LIFT)

Financing to innovate new ideas

PKSF & DFID

2011

Finance for Enterprise Development and Employment Creation (FEDEC) Project

Value Chain Development and capacity

support for the micro-entrepreneurs and their

products

PKSF-IFAD

2013

Developing Inclusive Insurance Sector Project (DIISP)

Insurance support for the poor

PKSF

2013

Community Climate Change Project (CCCP)

Support to the poor to increase their resilience to climate change through civil society organizations

PKSF-World Bank

2014

Dike Greening Sub Project

To strengthen organic shrimp culture by encouraging dike greening

GIZ

2013

Food Security Ujjibito Project

Sustainable graduation from ultra poverty of

vulnerable and women-headed households

EU, GoB &

PKSF

2013

Livestock Unit and Agriculture Unit

Enhance technology-based sustainable livestock, crop and fish production for employment generation, poverty reduction and, for ensuring food and nutrition security of poor

PKSF

2015

Women Focused  Golda Cultivation and strengthen market linkages

Study, Market assessment, Capacity building both staffs and lead farmers, nursery development, demonstration and market linkage workshop

EDGE-KATALYST

2015

Vegetable based profitable cropping pattern

Study, Market assessment, Capacity building both staffs and lead farmers, nursery development, demonstration and market linkage

EDGE-KATALYST

2015

PACE Project

Crab culture and value chain development within the crab sub-sector in the coastal areas

PKSF & IFAD

2015

SEIP Project

To develop demand driven workforce through skills development training and thereby placing them in more productive self and wage employment at home and abroad which will support to improve their livelihood.

PKSF, GoB, ADB & SDC