Plinth Raising

The low-lying riverine islands (chars) of Bangladesh are naturally prone to annual monsoon flooding which occasionally erode whole islands, forcing people to leave their homes. As part of our package, the CLP raises participants’ houses on earth plinths above the highest known flood-level to protect themselves and their assets, such as livestock, during floods.These plinths are built during the dry season creating an employment opportunity at a time when there is little work available. Click here to find out more on how we protect households from floods.

Flood Pillars

In all our working villages, CLP installs concrete pillars to act as a reference point for how high the plinths need to be. These display a mark showingthe highest known flood level and a mark showing two feet above it. This allows the wider community to know what to prepare for and ensures we raise our plinths to the correct height.


CLP provides community wide subsidies to install protected tube-wells in the working villages. Our tube wells are equipped with concrete platforms that prevent contamination of the groundwater via the well head.We also work with households through our social development programme to get households to uses correct hand washing and sanitary practices. Click here for more details on how we are improving water, sanitation and hygiene

Sanitary Latrine

We provide subsidies to all households in the programme’s working villages to allow them to construct low-cost sanitary latrines. Other than construction,we also campaign for behavioral change to stop open defecation and encourage people to use sanitary latrines. Click here for more details how we are influencing social norms.

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