Oxfam and bKash seal the deal to work together for humanitarian response

February 10, 2013 Dhaka, Bangladesh

An agreement was signed between Oxfam and bKash in the capital recently, aiming to transfer cash to 3371 households in Fulchhari upazila of Gaibandha district as part of Oxfam’s humanitarian response.

Kamal S Quadir, CEO, bKash and Md. Badi Akhter, Acting Country Director, Oxfam signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.

As per the agreement, bKash will offer their services to Oxfam for the poor rural people in different areas, which will help them to receive timely and secure payments from Oxfam. Moreover, this easy and quick transfer will significantly improve the efficiency and reduce the lead time of payments.

Oxfam is one of the largest International NGO in Bangladesh having different activities through different projects. They are with the financial support from ECHO, Food Security Response Initiatives and Efforts for floods in North Western Districts (FRIEND) Project, to reach those households in rural area. Under this project a good amount of money will be disbursed to each household through Cash for Work and Cash for Training.

bKash Limited is a subsidiary of BRAC Bank, whose ultimate objective is to ensure access to a range of financial services for the people of Bangladesh. With more than 30,000 agents all over the country, bKash is leading the field of Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh.

Also present at the ceremony were Rezaul Hossain, Irfanul Huq & ATM Mahbub Alam from bKash and from Oxfam- Farhana Hafiz and some other officers were present.