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

September 10, 2022


From August 25, 2017 the Rohingya people started to enter to Teknaf Sub-District of Cox’s Bazar District by the river Naf.

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September 10, 2022

Online monitoring of Microfinance Programme

BASTOB started online monitoring of its microfinance programme. As the programme is managed through online based software so frequently the abnormal

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September 10, 2022

Serendipity happened to Jahid through patience and persistence

With the assistance of BASTOB, the kitchen-tool maker Mohammad Jahidul Islam, of Atibazar village-market, Keraniganj, crossed the high way

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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.