Sabalamby Unnayan Samity (SUS) has been providing different socio-economical and cultural services among 2.2 million program participants (Directly and indirectly) of 23 upazila of Netrakona, Sunamgonj, Jamalpur and Mymensingh districts thourgh an integrated, participatory and rights based approach to achieve the dream ‘People live in a society with dignity and justice’ by eradicating poverty and injustice. Since inception in 1986, SUS has been trying to change the economical condition of the poor and deprived section especially women of the society by running diversified and demand based activities; involve the drop out and backward children into mainstream education; provide quality health services; provide services on safe drinking water, nutrition and sanitation; rehabilitate the persons with disabilities in the society; practice organic agriculture; raise awareness and build capacity of ultra poor; render legal services for the victims; make bridge with government and non-government institutions through networking and advocacy.
SUS has obtained registration of Social Welfare department in 1986, NGO Affairs Bureau in 1990 and Micro Credit Regulatory Authority (MRA) in 2008. Besides, SUS has also acquired permission to run the activities of “Sabalamby Hospital” in 2011. Over the years, it has gathered substantial memories. The memories are important to track out its past based on which the future can be reflected. SUS developed its first long term perspective (LTP) for 1996-2000 through Action Aid Bangladesh (AAB). Later on, SUS reviewed the plan and developed five-year strategy for 2001-2005, 2006-2010, 2011-2015 and 2016-2020 respectively. During this period, SUS has developed a theme based strategic framework through participatory way with the involvement of different level of staffs by analyzing and considering the nature and types of the interventions/programs and complying to the changing circumstances and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a view to achieve its cherished goal and objectives.
At present, a total of 515 staffs (Male: 214, Female: 301) are working in SUS. Out of which 291 (Male: 202, Female: 89) are working as full-time basis and 224 (Male: 12, Female: 212) are working as part-time basis. SUS is running all its programs by keeping the core values: Quality service, Holism/integration, Sustainability, People’s participation, Human dignity, Secularism, Gender equality. The head office of SUS is situated at eastern part of Netrakona district town which is 160 km. apart from Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.