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KOTHOWAIN (vulnerable peoples development organization)


Civil Society



Organisation Description

The Kothowain organization (Vulnerable People’s Devleopment Organization) established in 2003 by some social development activist in response to the issues of extreme poverty, low literacy rate, social and political conflict, eroding cultural identity, and high incidence of human rights violations among the indigenous peoples in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh.

Kothowain a Tripura word meaning ‘Hope for Survival’ was officially registered as a non-government and non-political voluntary development organization in the Social Service Department of Bangladesh Government in 2007.

The organization aims to develop the socio-economic conditions of the most vulnerable and underprivileged people in the Hill Tracts. Through the years, KOTHOWAIN u has strived to build the capacities of the communities to manage and implement projects in a sustainable manner, have a voice in decision making, and dignity as a people. This has been achieved in partnership with local, national, and international agencies as well as government institutions.


Sexual violence

Physical violence

Emotional violence



Social Services/Child Protection


Grant Making