Water, Sanitation, Arsenic, Disaster Management & Climate Change

KMSS always do believe and try its level best to help poor, vulnerable and distressed population of our society by any means. As a part of our social as well as national responsibilities and particularly in response of Bangladesh Government’s urge of helping SIDOR and AILA affected helpless people, KMSS took a brawny part on those calamities. KMSS participated in shape of giving shelter and distributing relief activities at SIDOR & AILA affected coastal areas in the Southwest region of Khulna. KMSS specially gave emphasis in Bagerhat & Mongla where they are being involved in IGA. KMSS has distributed adequate quantity of relief items among genuine cyclone affected people as per their capability. Our field expertise identified real affected people in both areas with consultation & coordination with Local Government, make list and distributed relief items in presence of Local MP, UP Chairman, Members and local elites.

At present KMSS starts implementation of Security, Market Access, Rights and Transparency in Coastal Bangladesh, SMART Project in collaboration with ICCO Cooperation and CODEC at 5 upazillas under Khulna District. Those are Rupsha, Digolia, Fultola, Batoaghata & Koyra Upazilla. The overall goal of the said project is to Improve and change the condition of (10%) most vulnerable HHs of (45) most risk prone UZs of coast through a holistic, cross-cutting approach:

Approach Details
Creating resilience to natural disasters through strengthening local support structures.
Enhancing HH productivity and income through improved techniques and building new market points for vulnerable farmers to sell collectively and in bulk at higher prices.
Working with the vulnerable to establish their rights over “Khas land”, water bodies Working with the artisanal fisher folk and labourers of Mechanized fishing boats to secure rights

In addition KMSS together with Rotary International are working in Khulna City Corporation to aware mass population on drinking safe water, use of healthy sanitation, drink arsenic free water and other different environmental issues in a regular way. Since 2004 we are engaged in this sort of social activities. So far we installed 250 tube wells, 300 sanitary latrines, planted 1500 trees and gave awareness among near about 15000 mass populations on various health related and other environmental issues.