Raj lives with his parents, younger brother, and baby sister in northern Bangladesh in the Naogaon district. The family lives in a one room hut made of bamboo, wood, and mud. They get drinking water from their local well. Financially this family really struggles. Raj’s mother is a housewife and his father works as a brick layer, earning a daily wage. They only earn enough to cover their needs for that day and the family needs help to ensure Raj is able to continue to earn his education. Raj helps at home by catching fish in the pond.
An education is so important because it helps to break the cycle of poverty and give hope for a brighter future. Sponsorship provides children with an education, a school uniform and supplies, a warm meal, medical care, and they are lovingly taught the Word of God at the International Needs Naogaon Slum School in Bangladesh.