Gram Unnayan Karma (GUK) was established in the year 1989 as a non-profit, non-political & non-governmental social welfare organization under the dynamic leadership of Khandaker Alamgir Hossain along with some dedicated social activists. In 1993 the organization obtained registration from the Department of Social Services, Bogra. Later on the organization obtained registration certificates from the NGO Affairs Bureau, Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA), Directorate of Family Planning, Directorate of Health, Joint Stock Company etc. As a pro-poor & char friendly organization having its root links with the char dwellers GUK initially started the non-formal primary education program enrolling 30 dropped out boys & girls of the ultra poor & poor households by setting up a learning centre in the vulnerable area of Sariakandi upazila under Bogra district with the individual financial contribution as grants, subscriptions of members & with the financial & technical assistance of BRAC. At present the development activities of GUK including its microfinance program cover the northern part of Bangladesh. All functions & programs are running under the approved policies and guidelines of GUK. In this regard local community people, founder members, general members, executive committee members, consultants, advisors, dedicated staff members, Govt. and donor agencies are playing vital role to uphold the organizational position in country and abroad.