Requisite Response to Economic Disaster in Rural Bangladesh

Over the past 20 years, our partner in Bangladesh, Nelson, conducted successful SowHope-funded projects which have helped more than 10,000 women become microfinance entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, due to the long-lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the overall inflation rate in Bangladesh jumped to 7.56% since July of 2022 while food inflation rose to 9.74% over the […]

Emergency Support for Bangladesh

The Tea Garden areas of Bangladesh are some of the poorest regions in the country where local people obtain day labor jobs at about $1/ day. When COVID-19 hit, the tea companies banned outsiders from coming in and stopped hiring local people to work. This situation has caused an immediate economic crisis where people cannot […]


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Hazara’s Story

She smiles from ear to ear as she shows off her one-room shop. “I made all of these clothes myself!” she beams. Hazara’s story is the most successful among a group of 40 women who participated in a Tailoring Training project in the Tea Garden area of Bangladesh. The men and women of the communities […]

Bangladesh Cooperative – Spring 2017 Newsletter

A few years ago, a SowHope team led by CEO Mary Dailey Brown was verifying a microfinance project in Bangladesh and was invited to visit a rural school. The teacher at this school, Bobita, was very inspired as Mary talked about SowHope’s work with women around the world. So Bobita, still actively teaching, went on […]