PUP - Pollee Unnayan Prokolpo
PUP "Pollee Unnayan Prokolpo" means "Rural Development Project". This project was started in Bogra area (North Western region of Bangladesh) in 1986 by some local people initiative who acquired their experience working in different development organizations. PUP was officially approved by the Social Welfare Department of Bangladesh in 1992 and became IFAT member in 1998. PUP. is working with poor and landless artisans, providing skill development training, non formal primary education, health care, family welfare and credit support. At present P.U.P. is working with about 500 female artisans organized in groups. Their main production is Nokshi Kantha designed Handicrafts. Along with different trainings such as Group Management, Leadership training, Production Quality Control etc. P.U.P. also provides adult education for the producers and child education where the children of the producers take their primary education. Besides PUP also provides Saving schemes and Credit Programs. In case of necessity, producers can borrow money from the organization without any interest. PUP regularly offers free eye treatment to the producers and provides other free medical services to its poor producers. Water-Sanitation, Environment and Nursery are too part of PUP programs. PUP is a non government, non-profitable organization try to run by its own income.