"Innovation for empowering quality of life"

Uplifting Vulnerable Communities Livelihood Pathway through Digital Access

Project Location: Dumuria upazila of Khulna district, Tala upazila of Satkhira district
Project Period: July 2023- September 2024
Financed by: Christian Aid Bangladesh
Total Amount:  BDT 7,540,000.00

Direct Beneficiaries: 4,150

Under this project, computer training is being imparted to 80 students who have passed the secondary class. Specifically, the wifi access points, IT hubs and ICT-based training are playing a key role in advancing the idea of using digital technology for accessing markets. The project is focusing on popularising e-commerce and creating opportunities for market access using digital technology. The proof of concept has been developed. This project is likely to develop the prototype for further development of the innovative idea of using the internet for the socio-economic development and empowerment of the poor youth, young and potential men and women of Dalit community of Khulna and Satkhira.

Overall Objective To improve the livelihood situation of potential entrepreneurs by creating market access by using digital technology.

Specific Objectives

  • To build the capacity of potential entrepreneurs and groups in e-commerce
  • To create market access for young entrepreneurs
  • To connect youth and potential entrepreneurs to freelancing opportunities and e-commerce associations and networks and youth development initiatives.

The project is working with 120 female and 30 male entrepreneurs (18-50 years), who received training on digital literacy and 50 Students receiving training on IT based & 100 students are getting access to IT hubs for study and the other 50 women are receiving capacity training from Dalit community in Khulna and Satkhira.


  1. Market assessment;
  2. Engage with multiple actors across the value chain;
  3. Engage with e-commerce associations;
  4. Build linkages with govt. service;
  5. Skill development training on ICT;
  6. Capacity building of potential IT students on Freelancing, E-Commerce;
  7. Establish a community-level mini IT center.