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Bangladesh flagCountry Profile

Capital: Dhaka

Language: Bengali

Population: 87 Million

Plan International has been operating in Bangladesh since 1994, helping children access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection.

We partner with 30 national and local non-governmental organizations, and together our work benefits more than 3,500,000 people.

One of our current projects helps smallholding households mobilize their entrepreneurial skills and gain greater knowledge of good farming practices so that they can increase their incomes and establish sustainable livelihoods. Integrating agriculture and microfinance program, the project will benefit around 500 families from 2 districts in its initial phase alone.

Girls learning in class
Lakkhan with his birth certificate
Young performers put on dramas to educate

Plan International's core areas of activity include:

Water and sanitation
Economic security
Child protection
Child protection

3 reasons why your support is so important in Bangladesh

  • Infants aged 4 weeks and under account for more than half of deaths of children under 5.
  • Only 1/4 of children go to pre-school, and 1/3 of children drop out before completing primary school.
  • Child abuse and exploitation are common, including sexual abuse and child trafficking.

How your support is helping Bangladesh:

  • Improving early childhood care and enhancing the quality of primary education services.
  • Protecting children and women from all forms of violence, including gender-based violence and harmful practices against girls and women, by increasing community-wide awareness of their basic rights.
  • Providing youth with the social and economic power to improve their financial literacy and gain financial independence.

Country Comparison

People living in poverty 32% 9%
Mortality of children under 5 41 deaths /1000 births 5 deaths /1000 births
Life expectancy 71 years 81 years

(World Bank, CIA World Factbook, World Health Organization)

Common phrases in Bengali

Hello Namaskar or Namaste
How are you? Aapni kemon aachen
Thank you Dhonobaad
Goodbye Aashi
Happy Birthday Jonmodiner Subheccha

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