Can community-driven development address the growing number of slums?

  • Date: November 2015 to present
  • Community: Jogen Babu Maath slum
  • Partners: SAFE and POCAA

Today, over a quarter of Bangladesh' population is urban - with one million arriving annually. Informal settlements are categorised by tenure insecurity, poor housing materials, limited access to public services and densely crowded and unsanitary conditions. We're supporting JBM slum improve their living conditions, with the design of community sanitation and drainage.

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Dinajpur city, Bangladesh

Dinajpur city, Bangladesh



Poor sanitation and drainage continues to kill more people than HIV/AIDS, malaria and measles combined.

Sewerage systems can reduce the incidence of diarrhoea by up to 60%. Help us provide JBM slum with these basic human rights.

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