About this website

Welcome to end-extreme-poverty.org, a website dedicated to the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger.

More than 1 billion people worldwide are still living in extreme poverty. In Bangladesh alone 20% of the 160 million population are considered extremely poor. They suffer from numerous dimensions of marginalization and exclusion. Their participation in the economic, social and political life of society is drastically limited. Tackling this situation requires a holistic and comprehensive approach which goes beyond short-term development relief work and certainly far beyond what a website can achieve. However, a website can help to highlight viable ways, tools and approaches which effectively empower extremely poor people to strengthen their self-help abilities, their resilience, autonomy and self-determination in order to fight the causes and consequences of extreme poverty by their own strength.  This website intends to do just that!

On the following pages you will find detailed information on the experiences of the development organisation NETZ Bangladesh and its partner NGOs in the field of economic and social empowerment of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups in Bangladesh and India. Specifically, you will find:

We hope that you will find this website helpful and inspirational. Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.


This website has been produced in the framework of a development project (STEP UP project) with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of NETZ and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.