Teach New Skills
In Bangladesh roughly half of the population still lives in extreme poverty. IDE’s current work within the country includes programs aimed at providing local subsistence farmers with the tools and knowledge needed to permanently lift themselves and their communities out of poverty. One such program IDE has introduced is the cultivation of highly marketable spices into rural areas. This project has been shown to have enormous potential, but needs your help for continued growth.
Your gift will allow rural Bangladeshi farmers within the northwestern districts to move out of the poverty cycle of subsistence farming. IDE will teach farmers the required skills to harvest and process high demand spices such as cinnamon, chili and turmeric. With your help, IDE will fund additional training seminars focused on harvesting, processing, drying, storing, cleaning sorting, and packaging techniques. Spices are a great opportunity market in Bangladesh where currently over 30% of the spices consumed are imported and these skills will significantly improve small farmers’ ability to earn the best price for their spice crops. By providing local farmers with the education and skills needed to compete in the local spice market, these men and women are provided with a sustainable way to lift their families and communities out of poverty.