According to Caritas data, its eight regional offices have supported over 226,000 people with cash and non-cash aid packages worth over US$4.65 million in 44 of Bangladesh's 64 districts.
On Jan. 4 and 7, Caritas Rajshahi distributed cash handouts of 5,000 taka to 508 people in Rajshahi city in the north.
(Photo: Caritas Rajshahi) Caritas Bangladesh, the Catholic Church’s social service agency, is supporting and rehabilitating thousands of poor and low-income people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Caritas Bangladesh has assisted over 226,000 people with cash and non-cash aid worth more than $4.65 million.
“We hope these poor people can do something like [start a] small business for a livelihood as they have lost jobs and income,” said Sukleash George Costa, Caritas Rajshahi regional director.