Prema’s family lives in the marshy, northern part of Bangladesh. Her family includes her parents and younger brother. Their home is made of mud, bamboo, and wood, and they get water from a local well. Prema’s father is the helper to a gospel preacher and her mother is a housewife. Although they both do very important work, they are unable to earn a large enough income to support their family and send Prema to school. Prema and her family are grateful for the opportunity for her to study at the International Needs Savar Children’s Village.
An education in Bangladesh is so important because it helps to break the cycle of poverty and give hope for a brighter future. Sponsorship at the Savar Children’s Village provides children with an education, housing, a school uniform and supplies, a warm meal, medical care, and they are lovingly taught the Word of God.