PROVIDING FAIR JOBS TO WOMEN
We are comprised of two sister
TRANSFORMING AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY
We are a vital part of the community in Saidpur as we empower the women in the area by providing them a chance to gain respect and to become self-sufficient. We believe that if the women are empowered, the community as a whole will be transformed and enjoy improved livelihoods. More income means better education, better food and peace in the households.
We believe that to break the cycle of poverty we need to provide those in need with sustainable livelihoods. As a member of the WFTO (the World Fair Trade Organization) and ECOTA (the national platform for fair trade in Bangladesh), we believe that through fair trade we can help achieve this goal.
FOCUSING ON EDUCATION
A DEMOCRATIC STRUCTURE
Improving lives since 1977
Board of trustees
Saidpur Enterprises is governed by a Board of Trustees who meet four times a year to discuss various issues, such as future policy and business strategy. For day to day decisions, Saidpur Enterprises is run by a General Manager who is held responsible by the Board of Trustees and the Producer Management Committee.
The Artisans are in Control
The Producer Management Committee meets once a month and helps decide most of the enterprises’ business and policy decisions. Members of the Producer Management Committee are elected from amongst the producers, by the producers, to represent themselves.