Mithapukur Community, Bangladesh

Mithapukur Community, Bangladesh
  • Population36,000
  • Villages119
  • Temp27°C
Mithapukur community is in an underprivileged area 240 km north of Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital city. Here many indigenous people suffer from illiteracy, poor health and low-income. 

Most families in Mithapukur depend on agriculture as their livelihood source. They don't have access to clean water or washrooms in their homes; making the whole community vulnerable to diseases. Classrooms lack necessary facilities, so school attendance is low. 
 

Partnering together for a sustainable future.

By sponsoring children in Mithapukur community, you are making an incredible difference in vulnerable children’s lives.

Your support is helping Mithapukur community by improving the physical, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of the most vulnerable children.

Through decades of experience, we have proven that the most effective way to help a child is to strengthen their entire community, caring for every child along the way. In fact, because of these community-focused solutions, for every child you sponsor, 4 more benefit too!

Together, we are tackling the hard problems, such as changing mindsets and behaviours to address the root causes of poverty. We're focusing on building skills, hope and opportunity for the children of Mithapukur community.



Your support is making a life-changing impact for children in Mithapukur.

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254 farmers received seeds, livestock, tools, or farming equipment, helping them to improve their farm production and increase their family income.
 

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147 pregnant women were given supplements like iron and folic acid, helping them and their babies to grow healthy and strong.
 

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380 people learnt about good hygiene, including how to wash their hands and keep clean, helping to protect them and their families from disease.
 

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50 community members took out low-interest microfinance loans, helping them to invest in their businesses and support their families.
 

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"My mother learnt how to grow vegetables in our garden at home for us to eat and sell. Now, we eat nutritious food all year, and we're in good health.– Kuheli (15), pictured left

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"My mother joined agricultural training and learnt how to raise cattle. She received a cow that produces 3 litres of milk a day. We drink some and sell the rest. Now, we have three meals a day."– Sumita (15) pictured right

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"I was surprised to learn that my daughter, Dilruba, was underweight. I learnt how to prepare healthy food for her, and now her weight has increased significantly." – Shilpi, mother



Transforming communities together.

We will continue our partnership with the Mithapukur community until 2026. Continuing to build knowledge, skills and resilience through sustainable projects; equipping the community to identify and effectively respond to needs as they arise.

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Started 2011
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Completing 2026


“Life has changed now that my parents can provide for us. They have changed their minds about marriage and support my studies. I dream of becoming a teacher.”

- Aduri (14), Mithapukur community, Bangladesh

Did you know?

Did you know?

The Sundarbans region of West Bengal

Did you know vegetation in Bangladesh varies depending on location?

Bangladesh has four different areas of vegetation. Cultivated plants and orchards are found in the flat plains of the western regions.

The eastern zone has many low hills covered with jungles of bamboo and rattan (a species of climbing palm). The most common plant is a large type of bamboo that forms the basis of the country’s paper industry. 

The central zone contains many lakes and supports swampy vegetation; the soil of part of this zone produces the Madhupur jungles. 

The southern zone along the Bay of Bengal contains the vast wetlands of the Sundarbans, located within the largest mangrove forest in the world.




Other ways you can help vulnerable children.

<h4>Sponsor a Child</h4>

Sponsor a Child

You can help another child break free from poverty, for good. Your sponsorship will help bring essentials like clean water, education and healthcare to a child and their community.

<h4>Childhood Rescue</h4>

Childhood Rescue

Children in the world’s most dangerous places need you now. Help them survive, recover and build a future. You can provide life-saving food, water and protection to kids whose lives are on the line.

<h4>Gift in your Will</h4>

Gift in your Will

Including a gift in your Will to World Vision is a wonderfully generous way to ensure the values that are important to you live on, as you continue impacting communities around the world.