PRIME was aimed at contributing to the national efforts of confronting the extreme consequences of Monga in economically vulnerable Greater Rangpur region.


Objectives of the PRIME:
  • To prevent the consequences of Monga by generating income through wage employment and self-employment opportunities for the Monga-affected people throughout the year.

 

Targeted Households:


The Monga-affected households identified using the following criteria:
  • Have monthly income not more than 4000 taka during Monga.
  • Earn livelihood through selling their labor i.e. solely dependent on day labour.
  • Have less than or equal to 50 decimals of land.

Main Components of PRIME


COMPONENT Characteristics
1 Group Formation Group is an informal social institution guided by rules and principles having 15-25 PRIME beneficiaries. It helps communication between Organization and beneficiaries. until June 2015 there are 384 group already created and running successfully.
2 Flexible Micro credit FMC offered to PRIME beneficiaries according to cash flow. Flexibility in volume and conditions. Using FMC, beneficiaries undertake different farming and/or off-farm related IGAs. In the FY 2014-15 up to June 2015 total loan outstanding 3.43 core taka and savings 1.58 Core taka.
3 Emergency loan EL is provided to support the emergency need of PRIME beneficiaries so as to divert them from further marginalization and to protect their resource base. In case of water crisis of Dacope Upazila. We also provided more then 1900 Gazi tank by using this EL to the Beneficiaries.
4 Skill development and vocational training Some of them are role model in the dacope upazila in different categories of IGA. Broiler rearing, vegetable cultivation and goat/sheep are most successful from them.

Until June 2015 there is 1825 beneficiary already got different Farming and off farm IGAs training and most of them are capable to running their farm to got technical knowledge from the training.

Providing demand driven vocational training on different trades to ensure wage and self-employment.

Off-farm IGAs.
Improving skill of PRIME beneficiaries on different farming and

5

Technical services

Extend year-round technical assistance for implementation of farming and off-farm IGAs through field level technical staff.

6

Primary Health care services

Address the potential morbidity of PRIME households and thus prevent their asset/health depletion. Till June 2015 we provided 25 general health camp 12 especial health camps and 4 Eye camp. There are 40 cataracts operation already completed and they are enjoying the world after the successful operation.

7

Disaster management

Create temporary wage employment as regular income source is threatened due to natural disaster or seasonal joblessness and
Help sustain the community infrastructure. Supply of fresh drinking water especially in coastal areas in post disaster Period.