Bangladesh

Our work in Bangladesh

  • Supporting children at the Home of the Champions
  • Giving children access to life-changing education opportunities
  • Emergency support following disasters
  • Building and supporting churches throughout Bangladesh

A tiny country to the south east of India, Bangladesh is grossly overpopulated, with 167,826,000 people living there as of May 2019. 33.4% of these are under 15 years old and life expectancy is 71 years. About 14% of the population live below the International Poverty line, which means they have to exist on less than $1.90 a day. Even for those above the line, poverty is an issue, as the average annual income is £1,450.

Originally part of India, from 1948-1991 it was known as East Pakistan but became independent after a bitter civil war. Since then, there has been political turmoil, with assassinations, military coups and endemic corruption. It is now a democracy.

It is a low-lying country and frequently suffers devastating cyclones and floods, which cause enormous loss of life, property, crops and livelihoods. However, many multi-national companies have built factories in the country, where they make clothes and other goods for consumers in western countries. Unfortunately, many of the workers are paid next to nothing and often work in dangerous and unsanitary conditions. There have been fires and building collapses that have killed many workers.

Islam has been the state religion since 1988, but the government advocate religious freedom.

We have projects in Bangladesh that need your support:

  • More children need sponsoring
  • We are planting new churches
  • Pastors need support, both practical and in prayer

Child sponsorship is an amazing opportunity to transform the life of someone worse off than you.  We often find it also results in a life changing experience for the giver too!  Please complete the form below and we’ll connect you with your sponsored child in Bangladesh…

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Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to chat about us helping you achieve your mission objectives.

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