In her home, Maheinuh helps by carrying water, gathering firewood and washing clothes. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
Singing, jumping rope and hide-and-seek are Maheinuh's favorite activities. In high school her performance is average and she also regularly attends Bible class.
Because of your sponsorship, Maheinuh will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Maheinuh lives in the hillside community of Poli Mouja Ruma Sadar, home to approximately 2,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of bamboo with tin roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Bawm, Marma and Tripura and the most commonly spoken languages is Bangla.
The regional diet consists of beans, bananas, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include malaria, typhoid fever and diarrhea. Most adults work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $52 per month. This community needs educational materials, tuition assistance and stable employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Poli Mouja Child Sponsorship Program to provide Maheinuh with Bible teaching, nutritious food, medical treatment, special celebrations, sports, cultural programs, tutoring, educational supplies and school fees. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Maheinuh.
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: Southeast of Chittagong