Jhinaighati

The needs in Jhinaighati

Education
40% of the children in Jhinaighati have never had the opportunity to attend school. Many parents do not recognize the importance of an education for their children. This is especially true for girls, many of whom are forced to drop out of school and marry young, while others go to work to help support their families.

Food
Most parents have not had the opportunity to learn how to grow and prepare the most nutritious food for their children. Children are often malnourished, and many are underweight because of their poor diet. 87% of the families in this area experience food shortages for most of the year.
Farmers do not have access to tools, hardy seeds, fertilizers, or pesticides that could help their crops thrive. Soil erosion is a problem in this area, as traditional farming methods here do not preserve the land. There are no dependable irrigation sources. People are uninformed about caring for livestock. Few animals have received vaccinations and veterinary care is limited, which means livestock are often sick.

Child Protection
Children in Jhinaighati are often required to work to help provide for their families. Unable to attend school, these children work long hours for little pay, pulling rickshaws, working in garages and hotels, or helping on buses or in workshops.

Water and Sanitation
The Jhinaighati community has inefficient sewer systems and poor sanitation conditions. Very few families have latrines with proper drainage, and 17% of households have no access to any latrine at all. This has led to a high rate of preventable waterborne diseases in the community. A lack of safe, clean water increases the incidence of diarrhea, which is a cause of child mortality in the area.

Economic Development
There are very few opportunities for families to learn new skills, increase their household income, and provide better lives for their children.
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Jhinaighati's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 


The Jhinaighati community is located in a rural area about 200 km north of Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. Although Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, the greatest number of its citizens live in rural areas like Jhinaighati. Powerful monsoons hit the area annually from May to October, often causing severe flooding, crop damage, and casualties. Most families in this community live well below the poverty line.
Child Protection
  • 1 spiritual leader partnered with World Vision Canada to bring positive changes in the lives of children and families
  • 3,251 people participated in campaigns to educate the public about child rights and safety
  • 5 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being
  • 57 community groups are in place to protect children by monitoring and reporting child rights violations
  • 63 child parliaments are empowering young people to advocate for their rights and participate in community decisions

Education
  • 300 children are developing vital language and motor skills, setting a solid foundation for their education
  • 375 children are getting extra help to improve their reading and writing through camps and classes

Livelihood
  • 10 people are part of savings groups, helping them meet their financial needs and access small loans
  • 176 cows were given to families in need, providing them new means to feed their children and earn income
  • 280 people received vocational, business and finance training, improving their opportunities to earn a steady income
  • 500 farmers learned techniques to improve crop and livestock production to better provide for their children and families
  • 500 farmers received livestock, seeds or tools to improve productivity and help meet their family needs

Explore Jhinaighati

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Jhinaighati,  is in Phase 2

PHASE 2: Evaluate and grow

We monitor progress and make adjustments to meet goals. More community members become involved, lead projects and gain ownership of their success.