How can I help a poor bangladesh family

Greetings everyone.

I was watching a British show titled:  "Toughest Place to be a Ferryman - Sadarghat - Dhaka".

I was completely shocked at the polluted water and the children working and living alone.

Is there a neighborhood community center that helps the poor that I can contact by email?
I would like to adopt a poor family to help them keep their children at their home and to go to school.

I don't trust organizations such as world vision etc.. I would like to mail and contact this poor family on a regular basis. I am asking for help from the expats if there is a way that I can contact an Bangladesh org that helps poor that is honest and genuine. Where do I start?

Thank you ahead for any suggestions, links  and help. Wish you kind regards.

Just a quick update until someone replies here.

I wrote an email to the the Red Cresent in Dhaka, but they have not responded.

I looked at anti-poverty organizations in Bangladesh such as BRAC, but they mostly only do project financing.

Will keep on researching.

Hi Molari

First of all thanks for your will to help poor families.
There is no way to help them unless you go there and find them beside streets.
true poors never get any help from anyone, they cant even express their ordeals with their lives due to shyness.

Greetings Rtwo.

Thank you for your reply and your kind words. I am probably going to go there next year or so.
We are all human beings first and all deserve to have a chance to live easier.

I have still not heard from Dhaka Red Crescent and will write to them again and see if there is an alternative way to contact them.

I must admit, I am surprised that I could not find an organization to look out for the poor families in Dhaka or else where in Bangladesh.

I will continue to look. Again, thank you for your reply and wish you a great day.

Kind regards

I strongly suggest you go there and buy them commodities such as rice, edible oil, lentils, If poor people at least have basic foods to eat then they can go out and work to earn something and survive.
There is a time there called month of ramadan when a lot of poor people visit the capital for some donation. you will find them on streets begging you for some help. Beware , return home after 5pm  as after that city roads there are ruled by the muggers.

Hello Molari, how are you? 1st, thank you so much for your kind decision. Where are you right now?

Thank you for such a helpful and practical response.  It makes sense that we need to go where the poor actually are, and establish rapport with food.  But, how can we make an impact over time?  I like Dr.Yunnus' idea of helping with microloans so these people can create businesses for themselves.

Thanks especially for the advice about staying indoors after dark.  This was the most helpful of all.


Its heard that Dr.Yunnus's loan system involves heavy interest rates.
Its not a poor friendly system as its widely said. People often fail to repay/make delay the loan for various reasons such as bad business, natural disaster. lenders still impose heavier burden of interest ( a lot of times in compounding rate) on  poor people.

Hi Molari

This is Anam from Dhaka. I am a Bangladeshi. who do not have lot's of money to help poor people but i have a mind to help poeple. i may contribute my time to help you.(also hlep my people). please contact me. and plz note : i have no previous experience . but i want to help. i am not any part of any organization. i my self want to help you.

well i know some lady from chittagong, she has  a small tailoring store in Dhaka.she teach sewing and pattern.she just open few months ago.she used her has been few months now she is out of her dream shattered,me and few of my friend help her.but there is so mach we can do. we wanted to encourage here.when i wen to visit her store she told me she don't even have money to but her grocery.Because she paid the rent of the store.she can't get any loan she said.its cus she is new. so if someone help her.she will be able to keep on going forward,Also her student will be success as well. WELL MY POINT IS YOU CAN HELP & HER STUDENTS  FROM THE POOR if  anyone rely want to help her. just write me back i can give you the contact number

You could give all your money away and do nothing more than provide meals for kids that will go hungry as soon as your money stops coming.

Or you could fund education for a couple of kids.

The latter will give them a chance to escape poverty for ever, probably meaning their kids never experience it at all.

Well giving money will never solve poverty.Providing fund for education is an great idea.But some family are so poor they don't want their kids to go to school and be educated and have good job in the future.they want those kids to earn money fast  so they can have meal at home and pay the rent,medication etc.well from what i know or understood that they want those kids to learn some skills in short they can start to have income sooner.

hi there
                     what part of montreal do  you live in? i was there before very nice city

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