Madhuri belongs to an Indigenous family in rural Bangladesh. A single mother, her work as a farmer has been severely impacted by the pandemic. When the crisis hit, migrant workers left the cities and returned home to their rural villages; the result was a bidding war between themselves and the local workers like Madhuri for farming contracts. Both groups are equally desperate and in need of an income.
Unable to win contracts, Madhuri tried to take out a loan, but creditors refused to lend her money. Emotionally exhausted and alone, she feared her mental health would spiral into the depression she experienced in the dark days before her twin daughters were registered in Compassion's program.
Thankfully, the Compassion center is by the family's side in their time of need. Five-year-old twins Asha and Bhorsha — whose names mean “hope” and “trust” in Bengali — receive food supplies every month, including 33 pounds of rice, 11 pounds of lentils, 11 pounds of potatoes, and a quart of soybean oil, plus soap and facemasks to help protect them from COVID-19.
In addition, a sponsor has been sending a monthly family gift that they have been able to use in place of Madhuri’s lost income.
Madhuri’s family’s blessings have not gone unnoticed by her neighbor, Monisha, who excitedly proclaims, “God has seen her suffering and now he is showering his blessings on Madhuri’s family!”