Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1990
SHAKTI Foundation
This description of Humaira Islam's work was prepared when Humaira Islam was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1990.
Humeira Islam founded and leads Bangladesh's first coalition of groups working for the country's suddenly very large number of urban slum dwellers - over three million in Dhaka alone. She is also modifying the successful Grameen Bank credit programs for the rural poor to fit the different realities of the slums as well as developing new methods of delivering health care and family planning.
The New Idea
The Problem
The Strategy
The Person

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