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Joy Kanto Das  

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  • Age: 15
  • Birthday: August 4, 1999
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Bangladesh
  • Center: Haydarnashi Child Sponsorship Program
  • Child ID: BD5080104
    • Waiting: 263 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Joy lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. Joy works at home carrying water, caring for children and washing clothes. There are 3 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Joy participates in Bible class. He is also in middle school where his performance is average. Soccer, singing and playing with marbles are his favorite activities.

Please remember Joy in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Joy lives in the hillside community of East Haydarnashi Hindu Para, home to approximately 11,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tin roofs.

The regional diet consists of fish, rice and lentils. Common health problems in this area include malaria, hepatitis B and diarrhea. Most adults in East Haydarnashi Hindu Para are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $50 per month. This community has water but needs educational materials, employment opportunities and tuition assistance.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Haydarnashi Child Sponsorship Program to provide Joy with Bible teaching, nutritious food, health and hygiene education, medical treatment, special celebrations, picnics, sports competitions, tutoring, uniforms and shoes. The center staff will also provide meetings and child care education for the parents or guardians of Joy.
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: Northeast of Cox's Bazar

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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.