Pirganj Community, Bangladesh

Pirganj Community, Bangladesh
  • Population36,687
  • Villages119
  • Temp24°C
Pirganj is a rural community in northern Bangladesh. Most families here own land, but they cannot grow enough to feed their children. This food shortage means that only one-fifth of families eat three meals a day.

Most of the community don't have access to toilets, making children especially vulnerable to waterborne diseases like diarrhoea.

Due to extreme poverty, school dropout rates remain high. Children are either married young or forced to work to help their families.
 


Partnering together for a sustainable future.

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

Your support is helping Pirganj 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 Pirganj community.



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

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

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50 women and men learnt about running a business, empowering them to earn a living and meet their family's needs.
 

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

 

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

 

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"I am grateful that I have received books and other learning materials. Now I can keep on reading and increasing my knowledge. I can share them with my siblings and friends." – Fatema (11)

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"Before joining the child forum, I was afraid to speak in public. Here, I am playing a matchmaker in a drama teaching about the bad effects of child marriage." – Swapon (16), pictured right

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"I study hard and I have joined the local child forum, so I have space to learn and grow, and help my community. – Rimu (16), pictured left



Transforming communities together.

We will continue our partnership with the Pirganj community until 2025. 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 2025


“I’m a child leader pushing to end child abuse. I want to become a teacher so I can serve my community and create an environment where children are happy and safe.”

- Masuma (16), Pirganj community, Bangladesh

Masuma pictured with yellow scarf

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.