This project covers the following
sustainability goals of the United Nations:
Project Location: Dacope Upazilla and Khulna City, Bangladesh
Executive Partner: RUPSA
Project Duration: since April 2020, depending on pandemic duration
Beneficiaries: expected >
Total Costs: open – depending on incoming donations
The new coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced countries around the world to implement measures such as flight bans, compulsory closures, and social distancing to slow the spread of the pandemic. The South Asian nation of Bangladesh has followed suit, banning flights and closing schools as well as colleges; only a few emergency service offices in one of the poorest countries in the world are still open. Yet, as the government has not imposed a curfew, millions of people are on the streets every day to earn a living.
Social distancing is a means of controlling infectious diseases. In a densely populated country like Bangladesh, however, it is difficult to implement such a measure in many areas. It is particularly difficult in the slums of the cities. Millions of people live there in such a confined space that it is unthinkable to enforce a kind of social distancing. Under these circumstances, the provision of a face mask can help to slow down the further spread of the corona virus.
women / men: 46% / 54%
literacy rate: 38%
subsistence: agriculture & fishing
women / men: 45% / 55%
literacy rate: 72%
population living in slums (status: 2011): 187,000
CPI Project 1
Initiative for face mask production as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 virus in Dacope, Bangladesh
Collected Donations (05.06.2020):
Dacope and Khulna, Bangladesh
depending on pandemic duration
expected > 5,000
open – depending on incoming donations
> 3,000 EUR
What happens to the funds?
Where are the face masks produced?
Who are the target groups?
Where are the supplies distributed?
Material and Production Cost
Most of the donations will be used for the production and free distribution of reusable face masks in Dacope and Khulna. The production costs for the 3-layer face protection masks made of cotton fabric are approx. BDT 17 /piece. This corresponds to 17 Euro for 100 masks.
In addition, educational leaflets (including necessary sanitary, hygiene and precautionary measures) are produced and soap for regular hand washing is purchased and both are distributed free of charge.
Personnel Cost in Bangladesh
The reusable face masks are produced by five seamstresses at the DESHIPAD production centre in Dacope and by five seamstresses at the training centre of the RUPSA headquarters in Khulna.