What we do

What we want to achieve

As an International Social Purpose Organisation, we address social issues and always prioritise the interests of the communities we serve.

Friendship is people helping people.

We make four strong commitments to the unaddressed communities we serve.

Our commitments

To reach our vision and fulfil our mission, we apply our five core values in all our actions. Since 2002, we deliver needs-based services to the communities with a participative and inclusive approach. Through an innovative, integrated development model and an entrepreneurial mindset, we achieve sustainable outcomes, trying to ensure no one is left behind.

Saving Lives

Climate adaptation


Poverty alleviation

The Friendship Way

Friendship is a needs-based and values-driven organisation, deeply embedded in the communities where it works. We focus on understanding local situations and identifying gaps that we can fill, and we always do so in consultation and inclusion with the communities.

Because all problems are intertwined, we have developed an integrated development model where all organisational sectors work in close interaction. Our programs span across our floating hospitals and access to healthcare for all, disaster relief, capacity building and economic development, climate resilience, education, inclusion and access to rights and and cultural preservation.

This pragmatic, holistic and participative approach in implementing solutions has proved to work. It gives high social return for communities and donors.

Where we work

Discover the chars of Bangladesh

Key numbers

7 500 000

…people have access to Friendship’s health services.

8 300 000

…person-days of emergency food relief distributed.

330 000

…people benefit from our inclusive Citizenship awareness programe each year.

98 000

…people have benefitted from Friendship’s Sustainable Economic Development programme.

80 000

…people have access to safe water from our 6 water plants in coastal saline areas.

25 000

…children & adult learners benefit from Friendship’s Education Programme.

Alignment with global goals

Friendship’s actions contribute to all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

(Whereas Goal 17 applies primarily to countries and global institutions, Friendship, with its international network is promoting new models of partnership at a civil society level.)