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My Country My Village” creates a virtual marketplace named as Amar Desh eSHOP for better economic opportunities for the farm producer rural communities of Bangladesh. Everyday villagers come with their products (anything they produce even if it is just a gourd) and catalogue it on the internet at the e-Centre. A city buyer, may be hundreds of miles away, glances through the catalogue and places an order with an electronic card. In less than two days the person receives the product which otherwise may be available at a higher price from the city markets. Back in the village, the producer receives a fair price as the money gets electronically transferred through a highly secured e-commerce payment gateway to the producer’s bank account upon delivery. The journey does not end there, the centers that control this supply chain is controlled by youths that are trained it to the infinite world of ecommerce, they themselves go on teach others, schools are handed out free softwares that the students benefit from and the wide world of digital technology becomes a reality for them. This unique and first of its kind ecommerce based poverty elevation project not only provided empowerment but also creates a new generation of entrepreneurs among the youth who can then strive for self sufficiency.The project creates and facilitate a new set of entrepreneurs in the rural area and specifically opened up employment opportunities for women in rural areas. It was also observed that the project is getting more acceptance over the period as the Project website has seen 29% increase in traffic (per month) from December 2010 to the month July 2011 and till date, the Amar Desh website has made the sales worth 12, 50, 000 taka . In the long run, the project will be able to bridge the digital divide and will be able to take the technology to its end users.The project Amar Desh Amar Gram is broadly categorized and run under three main programs, namely Amar Desh eSHOP (online platform for rural trade), eDesh (country wide web portal) & Ami Hobo Shonirbhor ( ICT training for rural Development).