CCDA has been implementing new comprehensive project
assistance by Palli Karma sahayak Foundation with endeavor of integrated
household based development for poverty alleviation. The approach has been
entitled Enhancing Resources and Increasing Capacities of Poor Household toward
Elimination of their Poverty (ENRICH). The inspiration of the project is to
ensure the best utilization of the resource (physical, financial) and human
capabilities which a house hold is endowed with and enhancement of its
resources and capabilities for undertaking potential activities. CCDA has been implementing the project in
Eliotgonj south union under daudkandi upazilla in Comilla District.
Like many parts of Bangladesh, the under ground water of CCDA working area is highly contaminated with arsenic. On realizing the potential danger of prevalence of arsenic, CCDA in cooperation with NGO Forum started to set-up alternative technology to ensure arsenic-free drinking water on cost-sharing basis. These technologies include rain water harvesting and arsenic-iron removal plant. Supplying rainwater through pipeline among the community people at door step level on pilot basis is an important feature for CCDA activities. The program, one of the very few in Bangladesh, is running successfully, thanks to the active participation and cooperation of the community. On the other hand, CCDA has been implementing sanitation project through providing both hardware and software services among the community to complement the millennium goal of Bangladesh Government with the assistance of NGO-Forum. Hardware service includes manufacturing as well as distributing slab latrine (Low cost water sealed), while software is developing awareness and motivating people for use of improved latrines. Total coverage of beneficiaries under WATSAN stands at more than 10,000 families.
Recognizing the needs and importance of the poor community, CCDA was involved in implementing health care program since 1996. Supported initially by ILO (International Labour Organization), CCDA has been providing low cost health care services to the community, especially to the credit group members, through introducing Micro Health Insurance system in 2003 with the objective to provide health care facilities to larger number of beneficiaries in a sustainable manner. To provide health care facilities CCDA was established a health Care Centre at Eliotgonj Bazar under under Daudkandi upazilla of Comilla district. The services include consultation by qualified doctor, medicines/drugs, investigations/pathological tests, referral arrangements etc—all at a price/cost much lower than prevailing market rates.
Bangladesh is a large population country in the world. Lot of people migrated abroad for employment every year. They earn remittance and grow GDP regularly. CCDA has been implementing various projects with assistance RMMRU. CCDA form Migrant Rights Protection Committee comprising returnee migrants, journalist, local level bank official’s local leaders, family members of migrant workers. The organization awareness people, safe migration and ensure rights on migration issues such as rally, hatshova, uthan boithak, cultural program etc at the union level.