The Loomba Trust
Loomba Trust is a UK based charity, which is educating children of poor widows in India and across the world. The Loomba Trust’s Flagship International Widows day, which takes place each year on 23 June, launched in 2005 by its President QC Cherie Blair, has gained widespread recognition and pressing ahead with the campaign of UN recognition for International Widows Day as a focus for sustained global action to raise awareness of the plight of widows many countries. As supporter of YBI, The Loomba Trust Foundation (Caring for Widows around the World) gave a grant B’Yeah to support 10 young widow entrepreneurs of Bangladesh and to observe International Widows Day in Bangladesh in 2009 and 2010.
British Asian Trust
The British Asian Trust was founded in July 2007 by a group of British Asian business leaders at the suggestion of HRH The Prince of Wales. The British Asian Trust has a particular focus on researching, identifying and then supporting its chosen projects. As supporter of YBI, British Asian Trust (BAT) has agreed to give a grant of GBP 14000 to B’Yeah through YBI to support 5 young entrepreneurs of Bangladesh 2009-2010.
Canadian International Development Agency
Canada has been a major development partner with Bangladesh since its independence in 1971. Bangladesh has been one of Canada's largest aid recipients for the last three decades. Observing the initiatives of B’Yeah, CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) has signed a MOU and agreed to support B’YEAH by CND 17511 in 2010.
Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. They strive for a just world, working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners. Plan International believes to working with others to achieve their vision. B’Yeah worked with Plan International form 2013 to 2015 in two project tilted ‘Young Women Entrepreneurship Development (YMED) and Youth Micro-Enterprise development (YMED).
Comic Relief is a major charity based in UK with a vision just a world free form poverty established in 1985.
Comic relief works in partnership with people and organizations to create solutions to challenges together. One of the key working area of Comic Relief is working with/for young people have an extremely difficult start to life, from missing out on basic education to being exposed to violence, exploitation and abuse. There are the largest generation of young people in the world ever. This creates particular challenges, like creating enough jobs, but there’s also huge opportunity. Young people have a vast amount of creativity, ideas, energy and hope. They have the potential to be a force for positive change. To facilitate and help young people of Bangladesh, currently Comic Relief is supporting B’Yeah with 4 year project titled “Turning Job Seeker into Job Creates in Bangladesh”.
B’Yeah has established partnerships with the following organizations, which have extensive experience working with youth. These organizations assist B’Yeah with the selection of potential entrepreneurs, training and mentoring and with office space.
SME Foundation is established by the Government of Bangladesh under Ministry of Industries as an apex institution for SME development in the country. The major activities of SME Foundation are implementation of SME Policy Strategies adopted by the Bangladesh Government, policy advocacy and intervention for the growth of SMEs, facilitating financial supports for SMEs, providing skill development and capacity building training, facilitating adaptation with appropriate technologies and access to ICT, providing business support services, etc. It is mentionable here that the Foundation is working for the development of enterprises and entrepreneurs who belong to micro, small and medium categories as per Industrial Policy 2010. In 2012 SMEF foundation has signed a MoU with B’Yeah and agreed to give a revolving fund to support its beneficiary. B’Yeah has 2 tripartite agreements with SMEF & Midas financing limited (MFL) and SMEF & mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTBL) to disburse loan to B’Yeah beneficiaries.
MIDAS Financing Limited
MIDAS (Micro Industries Development Assistance and Services) a private limited company established in 1982 with the objective of promoting development of small enterprises and creating new employment opportunities in them. MFL assists B’Yeah with entrepreneur selection and manages B’Yeah’s loan portfolio. This includes assessing the loan application, and identifying the loan amount, development of payment plans, monitoring the payment etc. In May, 2009, B’Yeah signed an MOU with Midas Financing Ltd (MFL), with the approval of YBI, to disburse and monitor loans under this project.
In Sep, 2015 B’Yeah again signed a tri-partite agreement with MFL & SMEF to manage the revolving fund given by SMEF foundation to B’Yeah.
Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs, UCEP-Bangladesh is working with the distressed urban working children. Primarily UCEP has been helping B’Yeah to outreach to potential young who wants to be entrepreneur. A large number of underprivileged working children are orphan or have widow mother. B’Yeah identified widow mothers of UCEP School’s student who were looking to start their own business to improve the financial ability their families. Some of UCEP’s school student, who are 18 years or older, are also potential candidates for B’Yeah. Selecting the entrepreneurs through this kind of organization B’Yeah provides its support to the most aspiring beneficiaries.