Having an aim of socio-economic and sustainable development of the coastal poor of Bangladesh, COAST Trust (Coastal Association for Social Transformation Trust) starts its operation in Bhola on January 1,1998. Through a painstaking journey with a pertinacious endeavor the organization gradually develops and expands its operation to 6 more coastal districts of Bangladesh i.e. Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong, Noakhali, Laxmipur, Feni and Patuakhali leaving footprint of development and empowerment of women and disadvantaged people. COAST plans to extend over 5 more coastal districts by 2015. All the programs and projects of COAST are divided into two core areas i.e. Economic Justice (EJ) and Social Justice (SJ). EJ
focuses on micro finance (MF) which is comprehensively driven by a Right Based Approach (RBA). EJ integrates Coastal Integrated Technology Extension Programs (CITEP) and Primary Healthcare and Nutrition entirely for the beneficiaries.
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