Case Study - IDRF - Food Distribution 2021 - Badi Uzzaman

Badi Uzzaman, a housewife of destitute family who passes her life with uncertain way.

Badi Uzzaman,aged 69 years old  is residing with her children in Block 9 camp 4.Her husband died 18 years ago. She came here in 2017. At that time there were a lot of killing, torturing, threatening, vandalizing, and forcible migration where it was not possible for them to stay for a single day more. At the eleventh hour they understood that they did not have any way but to leave the country. On the way to Bangladesh they faced with severe difficulties such  food problem, starvation, frightening situation, prolong drowsy, long distance and it took more than 10 days to reach in Bangladesh  through the unpleasant environment.After coming in Bangladesh   their suffering was increasing  day by day due to food, poor sheltering, WASH facilities,insecurity and financial crisis.  she needs extra food now but she is not able to buy any nutritious food as per her requirement. She was very anxious of the imminent period for her wife. 

One day Badi Uzzaman found the staffs of Global Unnayan Seba Sangstha(GUSS), financial supported by IDRF  conducting survey in her block for Food parcel distribution and they included her name as a tentative beneficiary. According to her during conducting the survey, there were a lot of gathering, enthusiasm and inspiration among the community people. Finally they got the  food parcel such as aromatic rice, Powder milk, lentils, sugar, semai, potato, onion,spices.


Bad Uzzaman including all her family members were very glad to receive these kind of food   support from IDRF . She informed us that the food pack will support them for many days. 

She also expects that IDRF & GUSS will continue this kind of humanitarian support for the most vulnerable people and remain grateful to Global Unnayan Seba Sangstha forever.  

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 act, 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 Pack Distribution Project for Rohingya and Host Population 2021”.




Ukhiya Upazila, Cox’s Bazar District, Chittagong Division 


Food Security and Nutrition 

Project Beneficiary 

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

Ms. Badi Uzzaman (Female), age 69 years

Challenges experienced by beneficiary 

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


       Reliance for food on other projects

       She lives solitary so that she must manage everything on her own. 

       Although the family receives basic food items from other projects, it still hardly meets the regular dietary needs.  

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]


       Improved nutritional value for the family members

       Somewhat reduced her efforts to manage food from other sources

       Reduced food insecurity in coming future

       Foods provided are enriched with carbohydrates, proteins and fats etc. Hence, the family will be able to meet the dietary needs

       Different donor agencies may come forward to replicate such projects in other parts of the camps. 

Completed Case Study (minimum of 2 paragraphs)

Insert the completed full-length case study. 


The Rohingya people have witnessed decades of systematic discrimination, statelessness and targeted violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar.  After being tortured, threatened, and vandalized like others, Ms. Badi Uzzaman (69) and her family were forcibly migrated to Bangladesh in 2017. Before the migration, she was living with four (4) girl children as her husband died in 2003. Since the marriage of her children, she has been residing solitarily at Block 9 of camp 4.  


Fleeing from the Myanmar Army, the life of Ms. Bazi Uzzaman was no better. Starvation, poor WASH facilities, shanty shelters are synonymous for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya like her. Although healthy diets for adults should consist of an intake of 2,000 Kcal every day, WFP’s regular meal (rice, lentils, and oil) hardly provides the nutritional demand of her. Hence, she has been suffering from malnutrition and lack of a balanced diet. 


Ms. Badi Uzzaman enlisted as a beneficiary of “Food Pack Distribution Project for Rohingya and Host Population 2021” considering her vulnerability. The project has been implemented by Global Unnayan Seba Sangstha (GUSS) with financial assistance of International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF). Aromatic Rice, Semai, Sugar, Milk, Spices, Onions, Potatoes, and Lentils were provided to the targeted beneficiaries from the project which is expected to meet the demand of nutritional value. The food packs provided ensured a good amount of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats etc. which will meet the dietary needs of the Rohingya population. It is expected that the project interventions will reduce the food insecurity of the Rohingya population and improve nutritional value. The food packs distributed are insufficient in comparison to the number of needy people at the Rohingya camps. Hence, the beneficiaries and relevant stakeholders emphasized to enlarge the geographical areas for better impact. 

Beneficiary Quotation #1

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


“As I was living alone, it was really difficult for me to survive. After the marriage of my four children, I have to do everything on my own”. 

Beneficiary Quotation #2

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


“My family is grateful to IDRF & GUSS for giving us this plentiful nutritious food pack. Hopefully these food items will somewhat meet the nutritional demand of me”. 


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