• House- 04, Road- 1, Block- A,
    Section- 11, Mirpur, Dhaka- 1213.

  • +88 02-55033987
    +88 01819850148

  • info@sfdw.org

Agent Banking
Bank Asia and Shakti Foundation recently signed an agreement aiming to promote digital financial inclusion among Shakti’s beneficiaries.
Md Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director of Bank Asia and Humaira Islam PhD, Founder & Executive Director of Shakti Foundation inked the agreement.

This partnership agreement has been facilitated by the MetLife Foundation and MicroSave on behalf of Shakti Foundation for digitization of various micro-credit transactions, repayment and savings deposit of Shakti Foundation beneficiaries through the agent banking of Bank Asia.

The ceremony held January 18, 2018 at the Head Office of Shakti Foundation at Mirpur in Dhaka.

The Mobile Banking facilities give clients more flexibility. Financial transactions are made through a mobile account instead of cash, thereby reducing the risk of carrying money. Members conduct business transactions through their mobile accounts using savings, deposit, payment and transfer services.

Mobile Banking
Shakti Foundation introduced mobile banking in December 2015 as part of a financial inclusion initiative to include all its members
Youth Spark: Technology-based Skills Development
In 2017 Shakti Foundation in collaboration with Microsoft, initiated a new computer based training program for women’s skills development.

The program offers two workshops

Basic Digital Literacy: A 5-day workshop on how to use basic office software such as Microsoft Word and Excel, and to create CVs.

Systems Engineering: A 10-day workshop on hardware and software installations, available to clients who excelled in the Basic Digital Literacy workshop.

So far 50 women have started technology-based businesses
a) Computer training centers b) Online business/ Ecommerce
c) Sales centers d) Repairing and servicing centers

ENRICH is an integrative program that aims to reduce poverty through a multidimensional approach targeting health, education, skill training, youth and community development, in addition to income generating activities. The program assigns one Partner Organization in a union to effectively implement a range of activities to ensure total development of the area. Shakti will serve as the Partner Organization in the Majidpur union of Titas upazila in the District of Comilla.

ENRICH Program
Shakti was selected to start a partnership with ENRICH, the Union Development Program created by PKSF, in February 2018
Shakti Shikkha Britti
Education plays an important role in improving the quality of life, reducing poverty and attaining sustainable economic growth.

Shakti Foundation places great emphasis on member's children’s education. In 2009 Shakti Foundation introduced educational scholarships under “Shakti Shikkha Britti” program for children obtaining Golden GPA or GPA 5 in SSC examinations. All awardees are given funds for college admission and requisite educational materials,so that they can become skilled human beings and realize their full potential