A country’s population is its backbone and economic stability among all classes of people is what keeps the backbone strong. Hence, economic empowerment of people of a country is very important for the overall prosperity of the nation. A nation goes strong when its people are able to live a healthy and fulfilled life. The scenario is however a little disturbing in developing nations where economic parity is not present among the masses. With a population of nearly 150 million and a subsequent number being counted living under the poverty line, economic empowerment for people of Bangladesh has become a necessity for the development of the nation.
The help has come from all quarters including some non profit organizations like Touching Souls International. Touching Souls International has been actively contributing their bit to economically empower the people in rural Bangladesh by funding a variety of programs that can enable thousands of financially backward people to uplift themselves and achieve sustainable livelihoods. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to address the needs of deprived women, children, elderly and the disabled, with an intention to eliminate social exclusion and ensure their rights. They are thus running projects to provide necessary capital to deprived families to allow sustainable living.
Touching Souls Self-reliant journey to help the very poor started in 1979, in and around Villages like Kushumpur, Vikrampur, Munsiganj, and Dhaka. Along with running many small scale projects like small cottage industries, they have been offering finances to widows, aged and self-respected people to start their own business and make a living out of it. This nonprofit organization has been providing funds for vocational training, for people who want to learn to get a job. A few loans are provided to families in case of a health emergency.
Apart from empowering people economically Touching Souls International has been providing education to children for whom education is the only way to be enlightened. The charitable activities of Touching Souls International deserves a special note as it has given the underprivileged people of rural Bangladesh a ray of hope to walk out of their miseries and live a self reliant, respectful life on their own and give a better future to their family as well as contribute to the growth of their nation. .