Mati envisions a world free from poverty and injustice. We want a life in dignity for all human beings, regardless of sex, colour or creed...
Who defines the development and how do we define development? What does it mean to work with the poor and for the poor? Mati's general approach is to question development theories that do not take individual people and their personal life stories into account.
The core of the MATI programs is unlocking inert power of the disadvantages people to solve their problems through awareness-raising and developing their capacity. MATI prioritizes the most disadvantaged section of the society, the women, marginalized farmers, persons with disabilities, Dalit people....
Mati is an organisation that aims to join all its human forces, energy, and love in the universal fight against poverty and towards a life in dignity for all human beings, regardless of gender, status, colour or creed. Mati was founded in 1998 through the personal conviction of its founder Lenen Rahaman that the extreme poverty in rural Bangladesh is a severe form of injustice (as it is anywhere else in the world), which cannot be tolerated in any society that claims to be civilized. With a small group of friends, who shared his basic humanist ideas, they started the first Mati-project in the small village Huzurikanda, Sherpur District. From the beginning, poverty reduction through people’s empowerment, especially of women, and self-defined, participatory development methods were at the core of Mati’s activities. Since those early days, Mati’s activities have continuously expanded, and its mission, vision and goals have been fine-tuned over the years.
Make a contribution Posted Jun 24, 2019 By Mati
Contribute to a child’s future with you zakat. Here you can find our posters in English and Bangla.
New partnership for health services Posted Jul 22, 2018 By Mati
The association Brücke Balingen Bangladesh is our new partner in the health area. Rear more about Brücke Balingen Bangladesch >>
Mati newsletter 2015 (in German) Posted Nov 07, 2015 By Andrea Rahaman
Read the latest news on our projects in Bangladesh in our 2015 newsletter.