[Video] Meet a sponsored community in Bangladesh

[Video] Meet a sponsored community in Bangladesh | World Vision Blog

3-year-old Brishti in Bangladesh. (2009 Amio Ascension/World Vision)

Agoilijhara is one of the communities in Bangladesh that sponsors from the United States help support.

Watch today's video to experience the everyday sights and sounds in Agoilijhara, and learn more about both the challenges the people of Agoilijhara face as well as the ways that sponsorship touches their lives.


Today, let’s take a quick trip to World Vision’s Agoilijhara community in Bangladesh, where dirty water, disease, and inadequate school facilities are keeping children and families trapped in poverty … and where child sponsorship is helping.

Bangladesh has a history of devastating cyclones and floods, which have damaged crop production and increased food insecurity. About 160 million people live in Bangladesh, making it one of the world’s most densely populated countries … and more than 1 of every 3 people lives below the poverty line.

World Vision child sponsorship is bringing hope and help to the people in Agoilijhara, and the video below will show you the faces of children and community members whose lives are being touched in real ways by the generosity of our sponsors.

Child sponsors from the United States already support more than 36,600 children in Bangladesh. Our programs help to provide families with livestock, seeds, and trees, which supply them with nutritious food and increasing income. We also drill wells for safe drinking water and construct household latrines, and we support education with school renovations, teaching aids, school fees, and textbooks – among many other programs.

Watch the video below to experience the everyday sights and sounds in Agoilijhara and learn more about the unique challenges facing the community as well as some of the hopes and dreams that children and families have for the future.

Follow along here on our blog as well as on Facebook and Twitter over the next few weeks as we tour other World Vision communities and show how lives are being transformed through sponsorship. You’ll get a close-up look at some of the benefits sponsorship offers – things like nutritious food, clean water, medical care, and education.

You’ll also see that sponsorship means much more than simply providing for a child’s physical needs. It means a powerful experience for the sponsor, who can develop a close, personal relationship with a precious boy or girl in need.

Help transform the life of a child, a family, a community ... and yourself! Choose a child to sponsor from Agoilijhara in Bangladesh.

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