Who We Are

BASTOB – Initiative for People’s Self-Development is a Non-profit, Non-political Voluntary Development Organization founded by a group of committed social activists on 4th July, 1997 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

BASTOB is registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau, under the Prime Minister’s Office Societies Act under the Registered of Joint Stock Companies and with Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA).

BASTOB is working with 61,046 disadvantaged families in 9 Districts, 34 Sub-districts, 140 Unions/Municipalities, 1780 Villages/ Wards of Bangladesh with its 65 branch offices and 369 staffs.

Our Vision

BASTOB envisions a peaceful society where disadvantaged people are self-reliant and capable of solving their own problems.
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Our Mission

BASTOB’s Mission is to ensure socio-economic development and self-reliance of the people while being consistent with organizational sustainability.
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what we do

As a voluntary development organization for achieving the societal vision and mission of the organization, BASTOB has been implementing various social and economic development programmes, projects and activities to bring positives changes in the lives of the people following its strategies and core values.

Latest News

October 20, 2022


Su-Chala has completed its 7 years of activities with working children. At present there are 32 boys and girls who are getting stipends. Each student gets Tk. 500/- per month for study study contingency and yearly Tk. 800/- for school dress and books. All the children are selected from BASTOB’S project areas and mostly from Keraniganj and

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October 17, 2022

Health Project

Health Service Centre is a project of BASTOB supported by Anukul Foundation. The project has successfully completed its 9th year with the continuous support of Anukul Foundation. The aim of the project is to ensure basic health education and primary treatment of microfinance clients and their family members who are living around

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October 17, 2022

Sustainable Enterprise Project

PKSF in collaboration with the World Bank designed a microenterprise development project
titled “Sustainable Enterprise Project (SEP)”. The goal of this project is to increase the adoption of environmentally

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Contact us


6/12 Humaun Road, Block-B
Mohammadpur Dhaka-1207




Web address: bastob.org

Annual Report

Welcome to BASTOB Annual Reports, you may download Annual Reports as per your need.

Become A Volunteer

Welcome to BASTOB, if you want to involve yourself as a volunteer please contact us

Make Donation

You are welcome to be a supporter of our development efforts. You may supports any programme of BASTOB as per your interest.