Prokolpo (A Rural Development Project) was founded by some social-minded
people’s initiative in 1986, as a non-government and non-profitable
organization. The organization has been working for the betterment of the most
vulnerable part of the community especially widows & destitute women by
providing various handicraft skill development training and thereafter
production and marketing to create income opportunities. Traditionally there is a
male-dominated society in Bangladesh, where women are deprived in every aspect.
Considering the situation from the beginning Pollee Unnayon Prokolpo starts to
work with the women to make them resourceful, empower and self-confident along
with establishing their right and justice in the family as well as in the society.
PUP believes that it is possible to bring positive changes of them by raising
consciousness on various right based socio-cultural issues, Capacity building
training and providing income opportunities etc. The organization is
encouraging rural and urban Youths to become volunteer activist, hence has been
providing various awareness, advocacy and leadership development training to
equipped them with adequate information and knowledge.