Attitude of Extreme Poor Rural Women towards NGOs in Sreebordi Upazila of Sherpur District
The main purpose of the study was to determine the attitude of the extreme poor rural women towards NGOs. The study was conducted in two unions namely Tatihati and Singabaruna of Sreebordi upazila under Sherpur District. Rural women working under four GOs (PDBF, BRDB) and NGOs (BRAC, World Vision) in the selected area were the population of the study. Data were collected from randomly selected 200extreme poor women who were the members of the selected GOs and NGOs, using a pre-tested structured interview schedule during 15 November to 31 December, 2013. Attitude of the extreme poor women towards NGOs was the dependent variable of the study. Fifteen selected individual characteristics of the extreme poor women were considered as the independent variables of the study. It was found that the highest proportion (54.50%) of the extreme poor women had favorable attitude while 7.00% and 38.50% women showed neutral and unfavorable attitude, respectively, towards NGOs.Pearson Product Moment Correlation (r) test was used to ascertain the relationships between the concerned dependent and independent variables of the study. Out of 15 selected characteristics of women, nine(family annual income, training exposure, social participation, role in family decision making, aspiration, cosmopoliteness, extension media contact, self-confidence, and participation in IGAs) of the extreme poor women had positive and significant relationship with their attitude towards NGOs. The other variables did not show any significant relationship.