The endeavor of Padakhep started in 1986 with its own resources in a small remote village of Barisal district. The motto of the organization is to utilize Holistic Development Approach. It aims to improve the socio-economic conditions of the by-passed, disadvantaged and most vulnerable people particularly the women and children in rural and urban areas. Padakhep has been working for development in different sectors including education, healthcare, microfinance, women’s empowerment, agriculture and many more. From the very beginning Padakhep relentlessly worked to overcome many hurdles and is currently successfully working all over the country with their 250+ branches and offices with a strong workforce of over 3,500 employee, serving over 50 million people.
A world with equity where every potential is empowered to create scalable impact for a sustainable future
We enable people to realize their own potentials through capacity enhancement, market connect and financial choices in the landscape of ever-evolving opportunities
Padakhep has set forth and established HDA as a means for achieving its development goals and objectives. Holistic Development Approach (HDA) is the principal strategy of Padakhep which was undertaken for genuine and sustainable development of the community involving and activating both the stakeholders and the beneficiaries as development partners. It is a multi-dimensional and participatory development approach appropriate for sustainable development of the poor beneficiaries. In order to improve the livelihood of people including the poor, Padakhep has been following this approach through implementing a host of interventions centering on community. Unlike many other NGOs in the country which are confined to Minimalist approach (only Microcredit), Padakhep is promoting or pursuing a Maximalist approach (Microcredit plus HDA approach) to break the vicious cycle of poverty. Padakhep’s program interventions are developed in line with poverty reduction strategy of Bangladesh Government and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for addressing the priority issues like education, human resource development, microfinance, agriculture & environment, health & sanitation, child development etc. That is, ‘no one left behind’ is the overall and strategic development approach of the organization. It focuses on the whole society approach for implementation and attainment of the SDGs at organizational and national levels particularly in the areas and intervention levels.