Bangladesh Development Society (BDS) is a non-government voluntary development organization working from 1978. Presently BDS its services to the seven southern districts namely Barisal, Patuakhali, Madaripur, Goplalgonj, Jhalokhati, Pirojpur and Borguna with covering 21 upazilas in the above districts. Through operating integrated and sustainable development programs it has been in touch with the poor, distressed and disadvantaged people of the southern parts of Bangladesh. The major activities of BDS has been to mobilize and organize the disadvantaged land-less women and men into groups as the entry point for all its development activities in the areas of education, training, health, micro-credit, safe drinking water and sanitation, networking, gender and development.