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Uttar Shuhilpur

Bangladesh
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This is Uttar Shuhilpur

Beyond the colorful cement walls, muddy pathways, and mucky fishing ponds that decorate the community of Uttar Shuhilpur are some 3500 families whose entire lives exist within this world. Haunted by extreme poverty in all parts of their lives, the people of Uttar Shuhlipur struggle to survive. Families here are constantly sick from contaminated water and food. 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 each week. Unable to provide enough food for their families, most people eat only a handful of rice and vegetables a day. Their situation is dire and they need your help.

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Uttar Shuhilpur Needs

Clean Water

You’ll empower villagers to find and build innovative solutions to the water crisis.

Economic Empowerment

Parents will learn job skills, join savings groups, and be empowered to support their children.

Education

A village classroom, supplies, and teacher training will educate children.

Food & Nutrition

Farming and livestock training will enable families to have ample nutritious food year-round.

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Local Story

Halema's Story

In the short 22 years that she’s been alive, Halema’s life has not been easy. Married off at a young age, Halema’s husband died in a road accident just two years ago when she was seven months pregnant with their second child. Often sick with high fevers and stomach pains, Halema is forced to leave her suffering children at home while she finds enough work to provide even one meal a day for them.

After her husband died, Halema worked in construction as a brick layer, the only job she could get. Unfortunately, complications in her pregnancy landed her in the hospital for an emergency surgery. Today, Halema is not only left traumatized and with chronic pain from the surgery, but with medical bills that she cannot afford to pay back.

“I only have pain in my life,” says Halema, “there is no joy.”

Halema, who will likely never re-marry because of cultural shaming towards widows, is helpless and unsure of how her future can even look any different.

“It is only the work that I find each day that allows me to take care of my children that gives me hope to get through the day,” she explains.

In her pain and suffering, however, God has not left Halema. And with your support, Halema and the rest of her community will experience true transformation and realize their full, God-given potential.

Become a Monthly Partner

Your monthly gift of $39 will meet physical and spiritual needs and bring lasting change to the families in this village. Join the transformation in Uttar Shuhilpur today!

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