The Most Desired Thing

A short message from the sponsor could play a vital role in the life of a child. The letter is not only a piece of paper, but it is a tool that builds a friendship between a child and a sponsor. It can develop a heavenly bond of love.

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This is How You Are Saving Lives in Bangladesh

Mothers in the Child Survival Program (CSP) are under the care of an expert CSP implementer during deliveries. This decreases the chance of infant mortality. The awareness program, baby training and other assistance (like nutrition and baby kits) provided through the program helps ensure a healthy mothers and babies.

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The Children’s Mite

Children are the most ignored and vulnerable group in Bangladesh, and the children we serve there are some of the poorest in the world. But these children, who live in circumstances we can’t imagine, are learning to see hope in their lives and how […]

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Serving the Santal Tribe of Bangladesh

The people of the Santal community have lived in the northwest region of Bangladesh for hundreds of years. They are one of the major tribes in Bangladesh.

The features of the Santal people are quite similar to those of the Bengali people, the original inhabitants of Bangladesh, but the Santal people are a bit darker in color and have curly hair.

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Serving the Garo Tribe in Bangladesh

The Garo community is one of the major tribes in Bangladesh. According to the history books, the Garo tribe entered Bangladesh in the first century. They were refugees from Mongolia and came to this region through Tibet.

The Garo have stayed in Bangladesh for thousands of years. Initially, they followed a religion called Sonatoni; during the British rule in this subcontinent they came to Christ. Today, nearly 100 percent of the Garo tribe practices Christianity, though a few still believe in Sonatoni.

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A Clean Drinking Water Lesson

 The availability of clean water can be taken for granted in developed countries such as the U.S. or U.K. For people in Bangladesh, however, clean water can be scarce. You can also view the clean drinking water video on YouTube. In many remote places […]

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Stephanie Harrison: On Travelling With Compassion

Yesterday, I promised you some insights into Steph’s Compassion Traveller experience, so here you go. – Irene Steph in 30 seconds: Age: 14 and a half Siblings: I’m the eldest. I have a 13-year-old brother named James. School: Year nine […]

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Children and Poverty: Do They Mix?

As a kid, did you ever daydream about venturing into the slums of Kolkata? I know a gutsy 14-year-old who did … who ventured into extreme poverty. But that’s for later. I, Irene, grew up in a sheltered, middle-class family. Whilst I didn’t […]

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Holding Hope

I will never forget something a dear friend said to me years ago. I was struggling in my Christian walk. I had hit what I presumed to be rock bottom. I told him that I had lost all hope for happiness. “Then I will hope for you,” he said, matter-of-factly. What? […]

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Heartbreak in Bangladesh: Cyclone Aila

They are the most heartbreaking reports I’ve seen during my 12 months in this job. (Not that you can really quantify or categorize something like this, but last week was the first time I cried reading a crisis report.) Cyclone Aila. If you haven’t […]

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