Where We Work

Snapshot of Bangladesh

44%

of people live below the poverty line

39%

lack access to improved sanitation

40%

of people over 15 cannot read or write

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Letter from Compassion Bangladesh Director, Michael

Greetings from Bangladesh! I am Michael, the Program Director of Compassion Bangladesh. I have been working with Compassion’s ministry since May 2013. I believe God called me to be the part of this ministry due to my dream to serve the children and churches of this country. The program started in Bangladesh in 2004, and now God has given me the opportunity to take care of more than 37,000 registered children and 240 mothers and their babies with 169 church partners presently. It’s my great pleasure to express to you my hearty thanks and gratitude for contributing in the life of the children …

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Runi’s Opportunity

In a remote village, high in the hills of south-east Bangladesh, Runi, 10, treads carefully as she climbs the muddy track up from the stream. The basket strapped to her back—its handle looped over her forehead—bulges with the weight of the day’s water, sloshing in a steel container.

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