Welcome to our village! You are about to become the catalyst to make transformation possible for 135 families living in extreme poverty. They are our families. Our village. Together, we can heal children, provide clean water, and help them stand on their own two feet. Most importantly, over time, through our relationship with them, they will come to know their true rescuer, Jesus. I’m excited for the opportunity to join World Concern and help this village become completely self-sustaining.
You are a critical part in this transformation, and with your monthly gift, you’ll help launch this incredible journey today. Thank you for partnering with me, and with World Concern to transform this one village, Parulia Para.
About Parulia Para Village
Barefoot children in tattered clothes trudge through piles of garbage and mud puddles that line the pathways of the community of Parulia Para in rural Bangladesh. The nearly 135 families that live here occupy rusting tin huts where up to six people often share one bed. Families here are constantly sick from contaminated water and food. Considered some of the poorest people in their country, residents of Parulia Para are in desperate need of help.
Most families cannot afford to send their children to school and instead are forced to marry their daughters off at a young age. Women, whose job it is to care for the family, are left to fend for themselves while their husbands travel to find even two or three days’ worth of work. Unable to provide enough food for their families, most people eat only a handful of rice and vegetables a day. The people of Parulia Para are ready for change. You can help transform their community by partnerning with them and The Amanda Carroll Show as a One Village Transformed sponsor.
Join Amanda and, with your support, the village of Parulia Para will be transformed into a thriving, self-sufficient community with healthy, safe, educated children. Your monthly gift of $39 or more will help provide:
For $39 a month, together we can make a powerful and lasting impact in the lives of struggling families.
Serena was just 15-years-old when she had her oldest daughter, Lija, who was born with severe physical disabilities that prohibit her from using her arms or her legs. For the past eleven years, Serena has not only literally carried her sweet daughter on her back with her wherever she goes, but she’s managed to raise two other children as well. Exhausted, Serena is unable to help her husband earn any additional income since her entire life revolves around caring for Lija.
“We don’t have any money,” Serena expresses, as she points to the room that she and her family of five share with three other families. “No matter what,” she says, “my children will always bring me joy.” It’s impossible to imagine how Serena makes it through a single day. With a four-month old baby to care for, a 6-year-old who is no longer able to attend school because her family cannot afford it, a husband who barely earns enough to feed his family once a day and Lija, Serena is not sure how her family will continue to survive.
“We don’t have a toilet and our water is not clean,” Serena explains after mentioning that her six-year-old son suffers from frequent stomach aches and water-related illnesses.
Serena and her family are certainly among ‘the least of these,’ however, God has not forgotten about them or the community of Parulia Para. And with your partnership, they will experience true transformation and realize their full potential.
Hope is coming to Parulia Para… Join Amanda, and through your support, you’ll walk alongside families here, as together, we see One Village Transformed.
World Concern is part of CRISTA Ministries a 501(c)(3) charity. All donations are tax-deductible in the United States and Canada. Wise stewardship matters at World Concern, and when donations exceed program needs or when local conditions prevent program execution, we will direct funds to similar activities.