85% of our total operating expenses fund programs for children. So the majority of your dollars go toward exactly what you intended - supporting children in poverty.
There are 4.8 million orphans in Bangladesh. They either lost both parent or single parent. Usually single parents are not able to keep their child with them especially if they want to remarry, making them vulnerable as well.
Bangladesh is a country that is affected by natural disasters, overpopulation, and poverty. Bangladesh is home to over 169.4 (2021) million people. More than 64 million children make up around 40 percent of the population. With a land mass roughly that of New York State, Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world, and borders India and Myanmar. There are 64 million children in Bangladesh, 50% grow up impoverished and in poverty. Situation is much worse for the orphans. There are government and non-government orphanages who provide basic shelter and support but they have very limited resources and do not have strong support system for education, health care, counselling and extra-curricular activities.
DCI has started Orphan Support Program since 2008 to provide additional support and create a safety-net for these children.