IDLC Finance Limited has taken an initiative to donate essential food items for low income people & daily wage-earners living in different parts of the country from April 4, 2020.
In this initiative, five well-known local voluntary and development organizations are partnering with IDLC for execution of the project. The partnering organizations are: Ovizatrik foundation, Sajida foundation, CSR Window Bangladesh, Shomvabona & Alokito Shishu who will cover total 12 neglected districts including some slum areas in Dhaka & Chittagong. The program will provide for near about 7,500 low income daily wage-earner families or around 30,000 people from different parts of the country. Primarily selected districts are Dhaka, Chittagong, Potuakhali, Bhola, Chuadanga, Rajshahi, Rangpur, Nilphamari, Mymenshing, Brammanbaria, Hobiganj & Sylhet. Each of the basket of food items will provide each family with food item essentials containing rice, pulses, oils, potatoes, onions & some other daily livelihood commodities along with soaps for maintaining their hygiene during corona pandemic.
Arif Khan, CEO and MD of IDLC Finance Limited said, “The economy of our country highly depends on the daily wage earners. In this pandemic, the low income daily labors are being affected the most as the government declared general holidays as a prevention measure. We are happy to contribute in some way by providing at least some essential food items for the people who are mostly affected during this pandemic.”
Like always, IDLC believes in being a responsible part of the community, this initiative is also a part of such CSR efforts.