Bangladesh

In 1972, Food for the Hungry (FH) began working in Bangladesh by distributing rice to the poor. Over the last 40 years, FH has partnered with Bangladeshi leaders and impoverished communities to create better living conditions. Click on icons to read more about how FH works in Bangladesh.

Regional map of Bangladesh

Bangladesh Facts

Capital:
Dhaka
Language:
Bengali
Population:
158,570,535
Crisis:
Approximately 82 percent of population lives on less than $2 a day
48 percent of children are underweight
Less than 0.3 percent are Christians

Our Work in Bangladesh

Agriculture

17,372 Bangladeshi people learned farming practices to grow food last year. In small city spaces, families are raising chickens for food and to sell for income.

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Education

2,824 children received school assistance. Through FH support, 83 teenagers attended secondary school or vocational training.

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Health

FH health programs improved nutrition for 37,368 children last year. Many families learned about gender awareness to care and cherish girls. 2,824 children received deworming medicine.

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Income Generation

17,372 people benefited from income generating groups.  These groups formed in the 1990s to create monetary savings and business opportunities for the poor.

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Water

37,568 people benefited from FH clean water programs. FH works to create clean water wells and healthy sewer systems.

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