Sundarban consists of a number of Islands (Archipelago). The islands are very remote and some are not even habited and those that are lack the basic facilities like electricity and tap water. The livelihood of the population is agriculture and fishing.
A non-profit organization called the Shibnagar Community Development Society has taken up the daunting task of an overall socio economic development that would benefit all the people old and young living there. Promise has joined hands with them to make this all a reality.
They have started (built from ground up) a school providing basic education to about 125 children. It is working and collaborating with the agricultural department of the local state government to aid in cultivation of salt tolerant rice (since salinity of the water has increased considerably in the last decade). It is working with other organizations as the National Institute of Research on Jute and Allied Fibres to explore jute cultivation as a possible industry, with the Coconut development board to increase the production of coconuts. Last but not least we plan to involve the women folk there in our ‘Tookie’ production working with Sinco Corp.