Bangladesh. The forgotten.

Begum selling vegetables

Security. Employment. Independence.

Our tailoring project is helping disabled people find work.

Bangladesh. Our priorities.

Lobbying banks to provide loans

We help convince banks of people’s credit worthiness, to generate loans and credit to start, grow and sustain a business of their own.

Jobs and skills training

We provide skills training in carpentry, tailoring and bicycle and wheelchair repairs, and support people to get jobs in garment factories so that they can earn a living.

Accessible water and sanitation

The health and dignity of disabled people are at stake when sanitation and water facilities are not suitable. We fund and promote accessible water and sanitation facilities.

Parboty, close up

Every disabled woman deserves the opportunity to lift herself out of poverty.

Bangladesh. The facts.

We cover 1/3 of the country

We work with local partners in more than 25 of the 64 districts of Bangladesh and covering nearly one third of the country. See the full list of projects and partners on our Annual Reports and Accounts.

15 million disabled people

Employment is key for the empowerment and inclusion of the more than 15 million disabled people living in Bangladesh.

£3 per month can change a life

The reality is that the majority of disabled adults are still unemployed. £3 per month could finance the startup of a business for someone in Bangladesh.

Real people. Real change.

Read about the people and the projects that are make making a difference in the lives of disabled people.

Contact and local partnersBangladesh

About the local groups of disabled people we work with in Bangladesh, to make our work more effective.

Colourful material

ADD cracks the garment industryBangladesh

We take you to the slums of Dhaka , Bangladesh, one of the poorest parts of the country and home to ADD's tailoring project.

Bangladeshi countryside

Life changing loos Bangladesh

Parboty at a community meeting

Parboty's storyBangladesh

Her right hand is slowly becoming weaker and weaker. How is she going to take care of her two year old girl?

Bangladeshi women talking

Josna's storyBangladesh

Josna was 15 when she was raped by her neighbour. This is how she fought back.

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Esther's visit to Bangladesh

Esther Kwaku, from the ADD team, went to visit our projects. Here's her first hand account. 

Voices of the Marginalized, BangladeshPDF

'Voices of the Marginalized: Persons with Disabilities, Older People, People with Mental Health Issues', a research at the heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda thematic consultation.