Millions of low-income families of the country are suffering a great decline in their earnings due to the enforcement of lockdown to fight corona virus since April 14th, 2021. During this crisis period, IDLC Finance Limited, the largest non-banking financial institution has taken an initiative to stand beside the daily-wage earners and lower-middle-class families with food and other essentials starting from May 5, 2021. Under this month-long food support program, IDLC will provide dry rations to 9000 families in partnership with 4 distinguished non-profit, voluntary organizations across Bangladesh.
As part of the partnership-Obhizatrik Foundation, CSR Window Bangladesh, Mastul Foundation and Shombhabona, will be the on-ground implementation partner to distribute the food packages among 9000 daily wage earners and lower-middle-class families in 30 districts. Each family will receive 10 days of food support which includes rice, pulse, oil, potato, onion, salt, and other necessary items.
Being a socially responsible organization, IDLC has been conducting several initiatives since the early days of the pandemic to tackle Covid-19 and its multifaceted impacts on the lives of low-income communities. In 2020, IDLC has implemented a relief program through which 30000 low-income people have received food support for 1 week. IDLC had also donated BDT 24 million to Prime Minister’s welfare fund in 2020 to combat COVID 19.