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Oyshi Khatun  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: February 4, 2008
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Bangladesh
  • Center: Joymoni Child Sponsorship Program
  • Child ID: BD3491061
    • Waiting: 293 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Oyshi lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. Oyshi works at home running errands. There are 3 children in the family.

Playing house and playing with dolls are Oyshi's favorite activities. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends Bible class.

Your love and support will help Oyshi to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Oyshi lives in the forested community of Joymoni, home to approximately 5,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Bengali.

The regional diet consists of fish, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include waterborne diseases, diarrhea, skin diseases, colds and cavities. Most adults in Joymoni work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $50 per month. This community needs clean drinking water, preschools, primary schools, tuition assistance, scholastic materials, adult literacy classes and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Joymoni Child Sponsorship Program to provide Oyshi with Bible teaching, nutritious food, medical treatment, hygiene education, sports, special celebrations, games, picnics, tutoring, uniforms and shoes. The center staff will also provide health care, camps and hygiene education for the parents or guardians of Oyshi.
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: Southwest of Mongla

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