According to the World Bank, over 25% of people above the age of 15 in Bangladesh cannot read or write. Ripa, a Compassion-assisted child, lives in a community in the northern part of the country where most adults cannot read — including her parents. But Ripa’s story will be different. Because thanks to the generosity of friends like you, the local Compassion development center built the community’s first-ever library. They filled it with stories and textbooks for all ages. “It makes me proud to see my girl able to read and write,” says Ripa’s father. Your gift of textbooks is giving children around the world the opportunity to end generational poverty — thank you!

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