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Integrated Development Foundation (IDF) is a non-profit, non-government organization established in December 1992 by Mr. Zahirul Alam, a former ILO staff member and founder member-secretary of the Rural Economics Program of the Economics Department at the University of Chittagong from where Grameen Bank Microfinance Model was developed by Nobel Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus in the 1970s.

IDF was established to work for the poor and disadvantaged people of remote, difficult, hilly and un-served areas of Bangladesh. IDF finds out un-served areas and un-served population so that poor and un-served families are not excluded from financial services. IDF designs financial and social products in such way that a sustainable development could be brought in the life of poor people. The financial products are credit for, income-generating activities, short and long term savings. It also provides micro insurance for life, health, income-generating activities and other products like disaster management supports, technology transfer, value chains development, solar home system for power, solar mini-grid etc.

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Who We Are ?

The main objective of IDF is to assist the poor, the landless, the destitute women and children, small farmers and disabled persons in order to enable them to gain access to resources and undertake various income-generating and other activities for poverty alleviation and to enhance their quality of life in terms of health, nutrition, sanitation, education, safe water, housing, power and the environment through building effective institutions of their own, which they can understand and operate and can find socio-economic strength in it through mutual support.

To combat poverty in the impassable hilly regions and other un-served areas of Bangladesh through organizing the poor and providing them with capital, inputs, various safety-nets and services for their socio-economic upliftment.

Create poverty free Bangladesh.

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I believe that we can create a poverty-free world because poverty is not created by poor people. It has been created and sustained by the economic and social systems that we have designed for ourselves; the institutions and concepts that make up that system; the policies that we pursue.

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus

Our Impacts

Microfinance Program
Health Program
Education Program
Agriculture and Livestock
Elderly People Programme
Halda Project
Sports and Culture Program

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Rohinga Refugees Services

Last genocides in Rakhaine State by the Mayanmar Army began on 25 August 2017 and forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas to flee to Bangladesh in order save their lives from genocides. These people crossed the border in to Baangladesh after sometimes 15 days of walk through difficult hills, forests, water and rivers with serious starvation. The women particularly pregnant women, children, old and sick people are the worst sufferers. Many have been separated from their families and love ones. Unpleasant weather made the situation worse.

These people made this difficult journey in the hope of safe life, but it is difficult. Their daily lives are shattered. Weak and sick people, single women and mother and children faced challenge to get access to food, medical care, clean water and toiletry.

The People and the Bangladesh Government local and international organizations have come forward to help these people. Integrated Development Foundation (IDF) in Bangladesh is also one of the local organizations which started immediately health camps and relief services to these people.

The services being provided by IDF include:

  • Health services through Health Camps which include
  • Health check by qualified doctors
  • Free medicines and
  • Referral services.

Our Partnership

We Partner With Some Of The Most Recognized Organizations Committed To Tackling Poverty