During the Covid-19 pandemic many global projects have had to close down due to regulations, but our WHED project in Bangladesh has been serving its community in new ways.
In response to the reduced income of many in the local community, our Partner has been providing emergency food relief to children, families and teachers. A second round of food relief packages has recently been distributed.
Through this most recent distribution 61 students, 25 school staff and their families and another 120 community family have received food relief support.
Before the lockdown period, this program was able to bring water to a rural community in Bangladesh which opened up opportunity for farmers and the local school to earn a new source of income through selling crops. This new income stream has allowed the local school to be self-sufficient.
This year the range of plantings will include pumpkin, brinjal (eggplant) and beans. They will continue to provide both food and additional income through the winter months.
In the coming quarter, food relief provisions will continue to be provided but will be further tailored to the needs of each family in the community. Some families need a warmth Winter package through colder months while other farming families require different types of seeds for vegetables, rice, wheat and other cultivated crops.
Our Partner is working with families to find out how we can best serve them.
Our Partner expresses their deepest thanks and gratitude for your contributions that have allowed them to make such a difference in their local community and enabled them to continue to serve in different ways.
In a letter we received from our Partner, they said, “We have nothing to offer in return but love and gratitude.”
Below is a video our Partner would like to share with you to show you have your support has helped them during this period.