Social Advancement for People’s Liberation Agency


Bangladesh is the most density country in the world. Where live in 1150 persons per KM and also Bangladesh is extremely vulnerable to the impact of climate change. Thus, Bangladesh's economic activities may hinder because of the direct effects on production, supply chain and market disruption as well as the impact on firms and financial markets, the financial sector. Specifically, the banking sector in Bangladesh can be the most affected and Bangladesh's remittances are likely to slow down. SAPLA is a registered national NGO operational mainly in the rural area of Natore District under Rajshahi Division. After liberation and subsequent decade, Bangladesh faces many political & social adversities when natural calamities also stroked repeatedly; numerous crises captured the whole country, and poor illiterate people were the primary victims of those circumstances. Natore district particularly Natore Sadar, Baraigram and Gurudaspur Upazila was seriously affected by that socio-economic panic with hunger & poverty. The opportunists and money-lenders took the chance of vulnerability; they started exploiting the poor by lending money with the high-interest rate (almost 25% per month). As a result, destitution, landless-poor and marginalization went up to about 80% out of total population in that area. To help develop the socio-economic condition of the local area, few young, committed persons came forward with their limited resources. They initiated Social Advancement for People’s Liberation Agency (SAPLA – initially named KGUK) in 1983 which subsequently registered with Department of Social Service (1985), NGO Affairs Bureau (1989) and Micro-Credit Regulatory Authority (2008). The vision and core beliefs of SAPLA is Total Human Development and rendering services to the needy people towards sustainable progress. The mission of the organization is to establish people’s organization through building awareness, socio-economic advancement, gender equality and women’s empowerment, enabling local resource & facilities including recent e-Government services to rural people.

Management Structure



  • To organize the target people under small homogeneous groups and create greater unity (union federation) so they can change their socio-economic condition together by themselves;
  • To eradicate the social taboos and barriers to develop and create employment opportunity for women to establish their rights and dignity; also addressing & rehabilitating most neglected section (disabled, aged persons, etc.) of the society;
  • To reduce early marriage by changing traditional customs & codes of the society; to make aware common people about the harmful consequences of early marriage;
  • To help remove illiteracy from underprivileged people of the society; assist group members & common people for availing better healthcare and also ensure WASH for all;
  • To provide vocational skills and facilitate group members with 'micro-credit' loans for developing self-employment or small entrepreneurship;
  • To promote food security services through ensuring proper use of land and increasing food production by agricultural extension services;
  • To promote a healthy environment and protect natural & human-made calamity by undertaking eco-friendly programs; also attain DRR programs;

Core Values

  • Total (Physical, Mental and Spiritual) Human Development.
  • Love for Humanity.
  • Service to the needy.
  • Human values and dignity.


  • Poor and the poorest people.
  • Socio-economic and Cultural Development.
  • Community Participation.
  • Priority to the poor landless, marginal men & women, children including people with disabilities and Aborigines (Adivasis) people etc.

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