All of the NGOs and volunteer groups listed below have passed Nourish Bangladesh's rigorous vetting process, and we take great pride in the incredible work they do.
BDesh Foundationis a well-known and respected US-based NGO operating in both Bangladesh and the United States. They are one of the few Nourish Bangladesh vetted implementers that work in the Rohingya refugee camps. Their projects are multifacted including dry food distribution, eye-cataract removal, WASH projects, and etc.
NB Project(s): Dry food distribution, COVID relief, Qurbani, and Zakat Location: All districts in Bangladesh, Rohingya refugee camp Current Status: Active
Bidyanondooperates in all districts of Bangladesh and focuses on the hunger crisis. Widely popular in Bangladesh for their "ek takar ahar" (one take meal) project, Bidyanondo is one of our most cost effective implementers. They directly purchase food from importers and distribute it themselves. Most of their staff are volunteers, allowing the organization to maintain a remarkably low overhead cost (around 3%).
NB Project(s): Dry food distribution, COVID relief, Qurbani, and Zakat Location:All districts in Bangladesh Current Status: Active
Jaago Foundation means “wake-up” in Bengali. This is the mission of the JAAGO Foundation: to mobilize Bangladeshi youth to build a more sustainable future. Jaago has a fairly wide reach in Bangladesh, with their established network of schools, along with volunteers in 32 districts. A big promoter of youth volunteerism, Jaago is most known for bringing education to underprivileged Bangladeshi children.
NB Project(s): Dry food distribution Location: 30+ districts in Bangladesh, Rohingya refugee camp Current Status: Active
Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF)is a well-known Bangladeshi non-profit organization focusing on building the capacities of people to demand basic services and their fundamental rights. MJF passes on the entirety of funds provided to them by NB as cash support to three marginalized groups: people with disabilities, sex workers, and the Hijra/transgender communities.
NB Project(s): Cash support, and dry food distribution Location: Multiple districts in Bangladesh Current Status: Active
Thrivewas founded in 2012 by three expatriated moms living in Bangladesh. Their mission is to provide nutritious food to underpriviledged school children and their families (they also have an operation in the Philippines). Their work with 10 different schools in the slums of Dhaka and in surrounding areas.
NB Project(s): Dry food distribution Location:Dhaka Current Status: 6+ months since last NB project
Azdani Bariand her volunteer group work with the underprivileged students of Gawair Nobin Government Primary School in Dhaka, as well as other school children in the area. Azdani plans her relief pakages carefully, with particular attention to the needs of children such as nutrious food to help them grow and flourish. Azdani Bari works as an senior program specialist at BRAC International and has a long history of volunteering on her spare time.
NB Project(s): Dry food distribution Location:Dhaka Current Status: Active
Mithun Das Kabbo and his team of volunteersoperate in most districts of Bangladesh and focuses on a multitude of projects. He also runs the non-profit Alokito Shishu and has won many accolades for his volunteer work. Having been active throughout Bangladesh since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, they can combine the operational competency of an NGO with the energy and commitment of grassroots volunteers.
NB Project(s): Dry food distribution, COVID relief, and winter blanket distribution Location:All districts in Bangladesh Current Status: Active
Muhtasim Zisan leads a group of volunteers and operates mostly in north bengal which is arguably the poorest region of Bangladesh. He is a student of Environmental Science at Khulna University and runs a non-profit volunteer organization called Cholo Swapno Chui (“Let’s Touch Dreams”). Muhtasim and his team of volunteers have won many accolades including the ‘Dhaka Youth Club International’ Bravery Award.
NB Project(s): Dry food distribution, COVID relief, Qurbani, orphanage feeding, and Zakat Location:Rural Rangpur and north bengal Current Status: Active
Tahmid Hasan and his team of volunteersoperate all across Bangladesh focusing on a multitude of projects. He also runs the widely popular non-profit Pasche Achi Initiative. Having been active throughout Bangladesh since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, they work with economically disadvantaged population including the transgender communities, senior citizens, gypsy communities, indigenous population, tea workers, street children, physically challenged people, and climate change displaced population.
NB Project(s): Dry food distribution Location:Multiple districts in Bangladesh Current Status: Active