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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: July 14, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Bangladesh
  • Center: Abirarpara Child Sponsorship Program
  • Child ID: BD2180201
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
    • Child is mentally or physically challenged.
In his home, Badhon helps by running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is employed as a project worker and his mother is employed as a project worker. There are 2 children in the family.

For fun, Badhon enjoys soccer. He attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.

Your care and consistent sponsorship are especially important to Badhon because he has impaired speech. Thank you for your love and prayers.
Badhon lives on the plains of Abirarpara, home to approximately 7,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group and the most commonly spoken language is Bengali.

The regional diet consists of beans, rice, potatoes and lentils. Common health problems in this area include fevers, skin diseases and malnutrition. Most adults in Abirarpara work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $45 per month. This community needs adult literacy programs and income-generating training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Abirarpara Child Sponsorship Program to provide you sponsored child with Bible teaching, nutritious food, health and hygiene education, games and sports, special celebrations, picnics, tuition, tutoring, uniforms, shoes and academic support. The center staff will also provide meetings and child care education for the parents or guardians of Badhon.
Bangladesh is a small Asian country in the shadow of India. Mostly flat, the country sits on the eastern edge of the Indian Ocean. Bangladesh consists mostly of a low-lying river delta with a largely marshy jungle coastline on the Bay of Bengal. The country usually has a mild tropical winter, a hot, humid summer and a warm, rainy monsoon from June to October.

People in this extremely poor country are often landless and forced to live on and cultivate flood-prone land. Nearly two-thirds of Bangladeshis are employed in agriculture where rice is the single most important product. About 83 percent are Muslims, but Hindus constitute a 16 percent minority. Christians make up less than 1 percent of the population. Bengali is the official national language, but English is generally spoken in urban areas and used in higher education and government. Compassion works with children throughout the country.

Like India and many of its other neighbors, the area that is now Bangladesh came under British rule in the 18th century. A mounting clash between Muslims and Hindus lead to a battle that eventually created a deep chasm in Britain's empire. In 1947, British rule ended with the creation of Hindu-dominated India and Muslim-dominated East and West Pakistan. But a civil war over language and commerce between West Pakistan (present-day Pakistan) and East Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh) ensued from 1952 to 1971, when Pakistani forces surrendered and Bangladesh was established and became a parliamentary democracy under a constitution. Iajuddin Ahmed has been president since 2002.

Map of Bangladesh

Child's Location: South of Rangpur

Child lives in an area with higher risk of child exploitation and abuse.

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
  • Educational opportunities
  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.