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DIRD: Meet the company that pioneered geotextile manufacturing in Bangladesh

Apart from producing geotextiles, the global conglomerate of textile, engineering, agro, and software is now heavily invested in technology to innovate and integrate AI in their business models.  Along the seashores of Cox's Bazar or Kuakata, countless geobags can...
Eeha, hand-painting your wishes

Eeha, hand-painting your wishes

The brand specialises in hand-painted sharis and bags. The streets of Dhaka always fascinated Moury Najnin. The people, the vehicles, the buildings – everything combined seemed like never-ending mazes to her. On her way to work, or while returning home, she would...

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One Taka Fund: A charity that relies on trust

One Taka Fund: A charity that relies on trust

The organisation provides interest-free loans to the needy based on trust. No collateral or paperwork is needed. Halima Khatun, a vegetable vendor from Kishoreganj, did not earn much. But whatever she earned, helped her family out a lot. One day, her working capital,...

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Cococart: An e-commerce platform for e-commerce platforms

Cococart: An e-commerce platform for e-commerce platforms

This start-up helps small and medium scale businesses build their websites on the go - in a few clicks, within a few minutes. You can use the website to receive orders from all the different platforms and process them in one place. Suppose you just started a small...

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HerWill: Addressing gender inequality through empowerment

HerWill: Addressing gender inequality through empowerment

One woman’s idea to uplift women has already reached over 30,000 individuals on Facebook. And that is just on the surface, the platform is doing a lot behind the scenes to break gender barriers In a Google classroom, a group of Scholastica School students are...

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