Case Study – IDRF – Food and NFI Support – Hamida

Purpose of Case Studies 


Case studies are an excellent tool used in the monitoring and evaluation of a project. IDRF requires a minimum of two case study submissions per reporting period to highlight some of the unique experiences and stories of IDRF’s project beneficiaries.  A case study is more than a simple reiteration of the services a beneficiary received under a specific project. A case study should tell a unique story of a beneficiary and should demonstrate the effectiveness and impact of a project in addressing specific challenges outlined in the project agreement. A case study should explain the short and long-term benefits a beneficiary received as a participant of an IDRF project. Overall, case studies involve looking at one experience in-depth and showing how this experience relates to the broader picture. 


When structured, developed, and written correctly, a case study should engage the reader by clearly describing the situational context and the challenge(s) faced by a particular beneficiary. It highlights the importance of the current project and why there is a need for such programming. When shared through social media, case studies are extremely useful in raising awareness about specific global issues and encourage the reader to act and learn more about a project.


Developing Case Studies 


There are many ways to develop and structure a case study. For this project, a case study should be framed as a story having three main components: (1) a main character; in this case, the main character would be a project beneficiary, (2) a problem; this should include a description of the challenge(s) experienced by that beneficiary, and lastly (3) a solution; the solution should be a description of how that beneficiary’s participation in this project improved or mitigated the identified challenges.


Case Study Framework  


As previously stated, the purpose of a case study is to inform, engage and mobilize the reader to take action, learn more and remain engaged in the project and the work of the organizations involved. The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for all case study submissions ensuring consistency and compliance with IDRF reporting requirements. 


Please note: Case study submissions are required at all scheduled reporting periods outlined on the payment and reporting schedule of the project agreement. Each case study should be accompanied by a minimum of two high-resolution, full-length JPEG photo attachments. Please DO NOT copy and paste pictures into this template as this affects the quality of the photos. Please complete the following framework by providing a minimum of two case studies per reporting period.



Project Title

Food and NFI Support for the Rohingya and Host Population in Bangladesh




Bhashan Char Island, Hatiya, Noakhali


Food and NFI 

Project Beneficiary 

Indicate the [name] and [age] of the beneficiary featured in this case study. 

Hamida, Age: 34

Challenges experienced by beneficiary 

Describe the unique challenges faced by the beneficiary specific to the project sector. [Please include this information in point form]

  • As a pregnant woman she cannot have nutritious food like eggs, milk, fruit 
  • Her physical condition is not well because of malnutrition and trauma 
  • Feeling mental dissatisfaction for not being able to give enough nutrition to her upcoming baby. 

Project impact

Describe the how this project improved or mitigated the challenges identified by the beneficiary. Please describe the short-term and long-term benefits of this project. [Please include this information in point form]

  • Helped to meet the basic nutrition need of the beneficiary 
  • It will help her to be healthy and fit
  • It will help her to give birth to a healthy child
  • That food may help the beneficiaries to cope up post-natal difficulties 

Completed Case Study (minimum of 2 paragraphs)

Insert the completed full-length case study. 

Hamida can clearly visualize those days when they were heading towards the border escaping from the Myanmar Army. One of her relatives was shot and fall to death during that escape. She was unable to look back to see her relative for the last time. She was running relentlessly so do the tears from her eyes. Those traumatizing moments haunt her till now, keeping her awake at night. She looks at her womb, where she is carrying her children for nine months. But the earth is certainly an unwelcoming place for her new child. There is no future for them.  Hamida came to Ukhiya 3 years ago to stay with his family who came twenty years back and living in Teknaf. Life in Ukhiya was not as desirable as she thought. For living a better life, she is living in Bashan Char since February 2021. 

She is getting basic food from WFP but as nine months pregnant woman, she needs more nutrition and diverse food value. She wants to ensure enough food and health care for her future child. But with the limited food support, it is not possible to consume enough nutritious food that she requires. Recently Global Unnayan Seba Sangstha with the help of IDRF has distributed eggs, sugar and semolina for pregnant and lactating women in Basan Char. When Hamida was handed the relief, her eyes got watered out of happiness. She said, “The eggs, sugar and semolina are the most needed for me at this moment. I was feeling guilty for my future child for not having enough food. But now I am relieved. “

Pregnant and lactating women like Hamida got food relief from Global Unnayan Seba Sangstha funded by IDRF. As pregnant and lactating women need extra care and nutrition, GUSS has distributed nutritious food specially for them. 

Beneficiary Quotation #1

Include a direct quotation from the beneficiary describing the unique challenges experienced by the beneficiary.

“The eggs, sugar and semolina are the most needed for me at this moment.”

Beneficiary Quotation #2

Include a direct quotation from the beneficiary describing the positive impact of the project in relation to the challenges described above. 

“I was feeling guilty for my future child for not having enough food. But now I am somewhat relieved. “


Provide a brief description of the case study pictures provided. Please ensure each case study is accompanied by a minimum of two pictures featuring the beneficiary participating in the project activities. 

The pictures were taken during distribution. Pictures are attached as Annex-6