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Centre for Community Development Assistance dreaming poverty free society
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Update Centre for Community Development Assistance (CCDA), a pro-poor, non-political and non-profit development organization, was established in 1990 at a remote Bangladesh village named Adampur at eliotgonj south uinion under Daudkndi Upazila (sub-district) of Comilla district. Today, at the end of September 2021, CCDA is implementing several projects by engaging more than 642 staff to provide services to some 12-15 lac beneficiaries with around 1,29,775 members of 2,521 Village/ward, 432 unions/municipalities in 37 upazilas under 6 districts through 75 branch offices. It was registered from Social Service Department in 1990, NGO Affairs Bureau in 1996 and Microcredit Regulatory Authority in 2008. CCDA is governed by a General Council (GC), the supreme body of the organization, interacting with the management through a 9-member elected Executive Committee (EC).


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  • মহান স্বাধীনতার সর্বাধিনায়ক, জাতীর পিতা বঙ্গবন্ধু শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান-এর 46তম মৃত্যু বার্ষিকীতে বিনম্র শ্রদ্ধা

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Sanitation Program

Sanitation Program is aiming to improve clean water and basic sanitation facilities program of CCDA. Like many parts of Bangladesh, the underground 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 SDG of Bangladesh Government. Hardware service includes manufacturing as well as distributing slab latrine while software is developing awareness and motivating people for use of improved latrines.

CCDA has been implementing more projects as awareness community people to provided safe water drinking and uses sanitary latrine (toilet).

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Fish Culture

Lower part of Comilla district, major working zone of CCDA activities is a flood-prone area where vast land remained under flood water for about 6 to 7 months, and farmers hardly managed harvesting only one crop. With the technology and financial support from CCDA in the last couple of years, beneficiaries in the surrounding areas are doing intensive fish culture on cooperative basis, and making windfall profits. During rainy season, community converts the small plots of land into larger water body through building enclave (gher) or repairing the embankments, and making the water body (low lying land) ready for fish culture under cooperative arrangement. This system of community managed fish culture has started to play vital role in the rural economy in terms of generating employment and additional income, and every year new projects are being undertaken by the community

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Microfinance Program

Microfinance Program is most important and largest intervention of CCDA lunching in 1993. CCDA has grown to become one of the largest providers of financial services for the poor of Bangladesh. It’s expertise to design innovation and adapt loan and savings products to meet the unique needs of people living in poverty. CCDA believes that sustainable poverty reduction must unite both economic and social development. All microfinance beneficiaries have access to CCDA other programs including in education, healthcare and social security aid. CCDA currently operates microfinance programs in six district including Comilla, Chandpur, Brahmanbaria, Munshigonj, Habigonj and Moulvibazar in Bangladesh

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Agriculture Program

Agriculture is the key factor for the economic growth of the country. This sector has contributed to the

growth of comprehensive GDP both in direct and indirect ways. Almost 80% beneficiaries of the CCDA

are engaged in this sector. CCDA has given optimum importance to the development of the agricultural

sector with particular emphasis on the increase of food production to meet internal demand for the


In addition, CCDA is extending training, technology and back stopping assistances for innovative

IGAs/enterprises such as rabbit & pig rearing, mushroom cultivation, fish cultivation, craft and dress

making, improved poultry production, cow and goat fattening/rearing etc in the working areas.

Emphasis is also given on providing skill training, marketing and networking assistance. In some areas,

clusters of similar entrepreneurs have been organized to promote the business of the entrepreneurs

living in contiguous areas.

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Education and Literacy

Identifying illiteracy as a major obstacle to socio-economic development, CCDA has always been emphasizing on children education and adult literacy since 1992. Besides running a formal Primary School of its own, CCDA is implementing Non-formal Primary Education schools/program for the children aged 8- 10 years support of some development partners. At present CCDA has been implementing 33 schools under ENRICH project at Eliotgonj South Union under Daudkandi upazilla in Comilla District. There are a total of 853 students under education activities.