Where we work | Bangladesh
Salam Charity


Bangladesh is a nation with a rich history marked by triumphs and challenges. Today, Bangladesh grapples with a myriad of issues, from overpopulation and inadequate infrastructure to persistent poverty. Natural disasters – like floods and cyclones – exacerbate these issues, shattering and displacing communities and threatening agricultural productivity.

Poverty is a huge challenge in Bangladesh. In 2019, 20.5% of the population lived below the national poverty line. This widespread poverty is linked with limited access to education, healthcare, and employment opportunities. For example, statistics reveal an increasing dropout rate among children at school. Young girls instead enter into child marriage, and young boys into child labour. Accessing proper healthcare in Bangladesh can be difficult, due to high costs, limited medication availability, and a shortage of trained healthcare providers.

Bangladesh is heavily overpopulated, which puts a strain on its limited resources, particularly water. Access to clean water and sanitation is a critical concern, affecting both urban and rural areas: in 2022, only 59% of the population were using safely managed drinking water services.


As a charity committed to positive change, we recognise the unique challenges faced by the people of Bangladesh. Salam Charity will support the country’s development by addressing issues such as poverty, education, clean water and healthcare.

We work with our local partners to deliver aid, along with truly sustainable solutions to empower Bangladeshi people and foster resilience.

Some of our current projects include:

Shifa Clinic

Our flagship Shifa Clinic, in Sylhet, provides free healthcare to deprived communities. It has already treated thousands of people in need. Professional doctors and nurses are available to offer expert treatment and advice, including cataract surgeries, which is usually unaffordable for many in nearby villages. Our Shifa Clinic is a lifeline for thousands of people living in abject poverty.

Electric Tuktuk Project

The tuktuk project is one of our important sustainability projects. A gift of a tuktuk is a job opportunity – removing one person or family from the cycle of poverty. Each beneficiary rents their electric tuktuk from Salam Charity, at a minimal fee, for 18 months (while also receiving support in establishing their business). At that point, each beneficiary will own their tuktuk and keep all their income. Their rental fees enable us to keep buying new tuktuks, benefiting more families.

Deep Water Well

One deep water well provides water to a whole community, serving around 1,000 people every day. Each well is 70 -100 ft deep, built in a rural area, such as Sylhet, Barisal, Khulna, or Sunamgonj where need is greatest. Providing clean water is life-changing: it prevents outbreaks of diseases and helps people to manage their livestock. One well will provide safe water for 20 years.

Food Packs

Hunger is a significant problem in Bangladesh and we are committed to providing food security for as many people as possible. We distribute food packs, filled with nutritious ingredients like rice, oil, lentils, and sugar, to meet the needs of one family for a month.

Help us to break the cycle of poverty in Bangladesh. Your gift could offer food security, safe water, or an income opportunity for a vulnerable person or family – hugely increasing their self-sufficiency and quality of life. Support our projects by donating today.