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Today's story comes from Bangladesh, where millions of children are caught up in child labor when their families can't afford to provide. Two years ago, Gautam's family couldn't afford more than two meals a day, to repair their home, or to send Gautam to school; now, Gautam sleeps well with a new roof and full belly, and goes to school. See how sponsorship helped keep him out of child labor!
A narrow walkway ran toward the Hindu Para in Bangladesh after surrounding an aged pond. The grubby water of the pond indicated what the environment of that community would be. Once I entered the area, the road became too narrow for two men to walk side by side, the mud houses pushing in from both sides. After walking for few minutes, I came to a small yard.