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Number of borrowers in the micro-credit scheme Number of borrowers in the micro-credit scheme
Number of borrowers in the MACH micro-credit scheme, Bangladesh
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Potential impact of sea-level rise on Bangladesh Potential impact of sea-level rise on Bangladesh
Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest nations is also the country most vulnerable to sea-level rise. The population is already severely affected by storm surges. Catastrophic events in the past have caused damage up to 100 km inland. It is hard to imagine to what extent these catastrophes would be with accelerated sea-level rise. Digital terrain modelling techniques have been used to display the Bangladesh scenarios. A three dimensional view o...
12 Feb 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Income increases, MACH sites Income increases, MACH sites
From the start, the income in the project sites have increased continously through the community management of the wetland areas. In addition, activities such as micro-credit support to reduce the depenency on the wetlands have created other income sources, such as farming and small businesses.
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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MACH micro-credit in Bangladesh, increase in borrowers and average income MACH micro-credit in Bangladesh, increase in borrowers and average income
MACH micro-credit in Bangladesh, increase in borrowers and average income
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Micro-credit support and income, MACH project Micro-credit support and income, MACH project
To provide alternative livelihoods for poor households, the MACH project has set up a micro-credit scheme to support other enterprises, such as poultry or livestock or skills development. In 2005, there were 4000 households taking advantage of the scheme, and exhibiting significant increases in income, while reducing the dependency on fisheries.
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Bangladesh case study sites, locator map Bangladesh case study sites, locator map
Bangladesh, case study sites locator map
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Income from participants in the MACH study, Bangladesh Income from participants in the MACH study, Bangladesh
Income from participants in the MACH study, Bangladesh
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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Fish yield and fish sanctuaries, MACH sites Fish yield and fish sanctuaries, MACH sites
Continous monitoring of fish yields have increased since the MACH project start in 1998, with a more than doubled yield in 2004 compared to 1999. Part of the project has been for the communities to establish fish sanctuaries to enable re-spawning and over-wintering of fish.
11 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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