A Baby’s Life – Saved and Protected
Bithi and her husband left their families in rural Bangladesh and moved to the crowded slums of Dhaka—home to 5 million people—in search of a better life. The only work they could find was in a garment factory, earning a meager wage. They were struggling to survive when Bithi became pregnant.
She gave birth to a little girl named Jannath, which means “heaven.” When Jannath was 15 days old, World Concern staff met the family during a routine visit to her community. Bithi was referred to a World Concern clinic so Jannath could receive immunizations to protect her from deadly, preventable diseases that plague urban slums.
During her visit to the clinic, doctors discovered that Jannath had a hole in her heart. The family was referred to a local hospital for treatment. Had Bithi never visited the clinic, her baby would have likely died.
Little Jannath is now growing and healthy, and Bithi visits the clinic regularly for checkups. She’s build a relationship with the staff there, who support and encourage her to keep her daughter healthy.