Community in Bangladesh launches charity shop

Categories: Community Engagement.

A charity shop is a new concept for a community based palliative care project in Bangladesh.

A project called “Compassionate Korail” first started it, and it was duplicated in the “Compassionate Narayanganj” community on 27 March.

We are the first who are making products and selling our own products to the public as well as to community volunteers. The shop started when one of the Palliative Care Assistants of Compassionate Narayanganj named Nusrat Jahan Munia began making products such as vases, key rings, pen cases etc.

Community volunteers have also begun to engage in production. The items, made from colorful local beads, are both made and sold by Mim, Shorna, Farjana and Khusbu, community volunteers who also help to the sell products to the public.

The Charity Shop is an amazing initiative for “Compassionate Narayanganj” which the palliative care assistants and volunteers hope to continue to grow.

“CompassionateNarayanganj” is a pilot project which includes a unique collaboration between Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Worldwide Hospice & Palliative Care Alliances (WHPCA) and Narayanganj City Corporation (NCC) to ensuring that palliative care is available throughout the country. This project is funded by UKAid.