Nominate AzuKo

We need just two minutes of your time… the same time it takes to make a cup of tea! We’d love your nomination to help us win a £1,000 donation through the Movement for Good awards.

£1,000 will enable us to train 53 women to build for safety in rural Bangladesh.

A couple sat marooned by high water on Saturday in Khulna, Bangladesh [Munir Uz Zaman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images]

A couple sat marooned by high water on Saturday in Khulna, Bangladesh [Munir Uz Zaman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images]

Bangladesh is at the forefront of climate change, experiencing floods, cyclones and earthquakes. However the underlying disaster is the desperate poverty in rural communities which forces people to live in hazardous locations and in poor quality housing.

Last week Cyclone Fani battered the southern coast of Bangladesh. Over 1.6 million people were evacuated to safety, 1,000 homes were destroyed and entire villages submerged. 15 people are known to have lost their lives. Simple strengthening improvements can cost just 5% of the total house construction cost and can provide resilience against floods and strong winds.

Our workshops offer technologies that are affordable, appropriate and available locally. They give people real choices and control over their lives and livelihoods. We focus on training women in rural areas, as they typically spend more time working within the home, maintaining and repairing it.

You could be the one that tips the balance

Simply complete this short form and enter our details:

  • AzuKo charity number: 1156354

  • Charity type: Poverty

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