Non-Financial Inclusion Projects
Project Name: Kancha Haat a Paka Bari
Beyond financial inclusion aspiration MetLife Foundation is also supporting the cause of Habitat for Humanity by engaging its associates in building homes for the poor and marginalized people in Bangladesh. This is flagship program that takes place every year to boost the employee moral by engaging them in volunteering actions. From MetLife Foundation’s financial inclusion perspective, helping lower income families stabilize housing costs and encouraging homeownership as asset building are effective tactics for increasing financial health.
Under this scholarship scheme in 2015 there were in total 30 successful applicants. They are the children of Financial Associates and Employees of MetLife in Bangladesh. Out of 30 successful applications 27 are the children of MetLife’s field force and 03 are the children of MetLife employees. In 2016 there were in total 21 successful applicants. They are the children of Financial Associates and Employees of MetLife in Bangladesh. Out of 21 successful applications 20 are the children of MetLife’s field force and 01 is the child of MetLife employee.
Asian University for Women (AUW) is an independent, international university in Chittagong, Bangladesh that working to educate a new generation of leaders in Asia. MetLife Foundation has approved a grant to Asia University for Women Support Foundation over next 2-3 years targeting 470 enrolled students annually.
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