Year of Establishment


Obtained Foreign Donation Registration from the NGO Affairs Bureau.

Sent a Cultural Team to Germany

Implemented massive relief works for the flood victims

Developed  Vision-Mission, Strategies  and Core Values of the organization

StartedShilpi Sultan Pathshala Project

Started Dressmaking training courses at Khilkhet, Dhaka

Visited by NETZ’s Chairperson Mr. Manfred Krueger,  Executive Director Mr. Wolf-Matthias Gallien and Mr. Ingo Ritz


BASTOB started Heath Project  in Dhalghata and Dulahazarawith the financial support of NETZ

Provided interested free loan supports to 310 flood affected farmers and 63 small traders for their rehabilitation.

Started Mobile Trade Training School project

Started project on Bangla-Shur Cultural Training and Organizational Development Programme

Implemented Rehabilitation Programme for the Flood Victims in Barisal and Dhaka

His Excellency the German Ambassador visited the  Health Project in Moheshkhali, Cox’s Bazar

Mr. Peter Dietzel and Mr. Manfred Krueger  of Netz visited Projects of BASTOB

Formal Microfinance started with the financial support of LED, Liechtenstein via Mr. Selim and Mrs. Carmen Howlader

Implemented Rehabilitation Project with financial support from Missio Austria and  German Embassy

Started  Child to Child Health Education Programme


Started Employment Generation and Children Education Project with the financial assistance of Liechtensteinentwicklungsdiesnt (LED) via Mrs. Carmen and Mr. SelimHowlader

Started BASTOBinfoCARE: training and education on information technology

A Five Year Strategic Plan 2000-2004 was developed

Capacity of staff members were developed through the partnership of NRT-Sampreeti and South Asia Partnership Bangladesh

The Deputy Commissioner of Chanpai Nawabganj District inaugurated BASTOB Mobile Trade Training School in Shibganj, Chanpai Nawabganj

DASCOH started providing Technical support to Health Projects


Organizational development initiative continued

Developed organizational policies on Human Resource Development, Gender and Financial Management Manual

Received a small scale project on Computer Training from German Embassy

Became Partner of CARE Bangladesh INCOME Project III

Became partner of NGO Forum for Public Health


Adolescent Programme started

Started self-managed Saving and Credit Programme by the village organization and mothers’ club members

BASTOB became a partner of ActionAid Bangladesh for implementing REFLECT (Regenerated Freirian Literacy through Community Empowering Technique) in Chakaria, Cox’s Bazar

BASTOB jointly started a Microenterprise (Bakery) named New Dhaka Bakery, at Tongi, Gazipur. 

New Governing Board 2002-2004 was formed

BASTOB became a partner of FAO to implement its Empowerment of Coastal Fisheries Community (ECFC) project in Chakaria and PekuaUpazillas of Cox’s Bazar District.  The other funder of the project was UNDP and Govt. of Bangladesh

BASTOB started a joint venture project named ‘Women Involvement in the Technology Transferring Process of Vegetable Production through Establishment of Vegetable Resource Base at Village Level.’ from Agricultural Services Innovation and Reform Project (ASIRP).  BASTOB was the Lead Partner among Mukti Cox’s Bazar, PHALS and DAE, Cox’s Bazar.


A five year project named “Rural Education and Health Development Project” started in Barisal with the financial support of LED.

Registration obtained from the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies under Societies Act.


Became partner of Bangladesh ShishuAdhikar Forum (BSAF), Credit Development Forum (CDF), International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR)

New Governing Board was formed for the year 2004-2006

Emergency relief programme implemented for the flood affected victims in Dhaka Areas


Insurance system for the microfinance members introduced

Special emphasis was given on savings mobilization

Micro Enterprise Loan was introduced


New Governing Board was formed

BASTOB recognized Microfinance as core programme and expanded its branches in Joypurhat and Cox’s Bazar district


Became a partner of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF)

Became a partner of RMMRU  to implement “Capacity Building for Ensuring Safe Labour Migration (CABSLAM)”  with the financial assistance of  ManusherJonno Foundation

BASTOB undertook relief programme to the cyclone SIDR affected people and started rehabilitation programme for them

Undertook relief works for flood affected people in Nawabganj and Keraniganj areas of Dhaka district


Obtained license from Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA)


Implemented a pilot project “Safety at Sea” by Bay of Bengal Programme (BOBP)


Started Sultan Sofa Pataskala (School) at rural areas

BASTOB started Primary Health Care Project with the support of Anukul Foundation and from the microfinance programme

Became a member of the Banking with the Poor (BWTP)


New Governing Board 2011-2014 was formed


BASTOB computerized its accounts and microfinance programme


Climate Change Programme

Goethe-Tagore Academy

Making Migration Better for the Labour Migrants in Bangladesh


Skill  Development Project for the Climate Change Victims


Expansion of Microfinance Branches

Linkage established with Commercial Banks to provide Agricultural Loans among the farmers

Introduced Monthly Installment of Loans and Loan Duration was increased to two years


Expanded the  Microfinance Branches and started online of MIS and FIS

Pre-Primary Education in partnership with BRAC


New Governing Board 2017-2020 formed
Expanded Microfinance Programme.