In December 2014, Bangladesh experienced one of the coldest winters on record. Disadvantaged residents of Dhaka and Khulna were among the worst affected, with exposure to freezing conditions worsening the prevalence of disease.

In response to the suffering and hardship of local residents, employees from SMEC’s Bangladesh office organised a winter blanket drive. SMEC donated $2,500 for the purchase of thick, woolen blankets for distribution to elderly, widowed and poor residents living in the local urban slum areas of Dhaka and in rural Khulna. More than 400 blankets were hand-delivered by employees to needy people, providing some much-needed winter relief.


Talk to one of our specialists about our role on the Winter Blanket Drive.