Most of the cities of Bangladesh are in lock-down since last few weeks. This has put impoverished people of the informal sector into jeopardy and starvation. More than 10 million people are day laborers who live on daily income. These people are severely affected and at the mercy of the inadequate government stimulus and donations from the affluent. Responsible, Kind and Solvent people from all around the world are trying to help these poor to find some hope of survival during the COVID lock-down. Otherwise hunger may well kill them before COVID at all reach to them.
We, in our limited capacities, want to help 200 families with some food and cash to survive for one month. An amount BDT 2000 (Eqv of AUD 35 or USD 25 or GBP 20) can help a family of 3-4 people for 4 weeks. The estimate includes 20 kgs of rice, 10 kgs of lentil and some cash per family.
We have a team of young volunteers in Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet where we want to help at least 300 families altogether if not more.
Please come forward.
A six year old girl, Manha (Ayat Ashrafa) is suffering from blood cancer and being treated in Calcutta. Her father Mr. Dewan, who was also a beneficiary of JIBIKA, passed away on account of bone cancer two months back. She is a student of Play Group at Deen Kindergarten International. Her roll number is 12. Manha receives treatment in Calcutta every three months and requires 100,000 taka in each visit. Her mother, a bereaved widow, is helpless and finding it really difficult to continue her treatment. Nevertheless, Manha has no uncle, grandfather or siblings to look after her. However the good news is that doctors in Calcutta is optimistic that Manha can get 99% cured if she can continue the treatment for next 10 cycles which will cost her 10 lacs taka. JIBIKA urges to kind people especially young parents to come forward and help this mother to save/cure her child, who is her only means to live. To contribute any amount please consider either of the following
JIBIKA wants to treat 30 street children in a restaurant/cafe/fast-food shop to gift them a splendid moment and perhaps a lifetime experience. We want to bear all the expenses of their food and if budget allows buy them some grocery to take back home.
We will randomly select poor street children and feed them quality meal at a luxurious food shop in different areas of the city with similar budget range. A small gift hamper including rice and pulses for them to take back home will be provided too.
Estimated budget would look like:
Total Cost for Entire Event: 70,000 taka. If you think this is an event worth sponsoring, then please sponsor a child for only BDT 1400 USD 17.
You cannot change the world by sponsoring One child, but you may well change the world of One Child.
You can sponsor as many children as you want. We will stop collecting money once the total amount has been raised. If money saved, we will increase number of children.
Note: Our team / volunteers will bear their own food expense from their own pocket.
Ariful, a 11-year old boy who reads in class 5 in a Govt. primary school in Sherpur, Mymensingh has been diagnosed to have blockade in renal/kidney system. He requires immediate surgery as per the advice of Urology Professor Golam Mowla from Ibn Sina. An estimated fund of BDT 60-70k needed for surgery, hospital admission, medicine. His father is a poor rickshaw puller in Dhaka and has managed 10,000 only. JIBIKA wants to come forward with the help of kind people. We are looking after pathological tests and little more for now. But we need more money. Please come forward if possible. If you want to help, please donate here.
We treated him at Ibn Sina Hospital. It cost us around 103,000 taka to undergo the expenses of medicine, surgery and post operative dressings. He is well now and leading a normal life. Thanks to all those who contributed to his recovery.
JIBIKA aims to establish Health Centers in remote villages of Bangladesh where healthcare is absent or difficult to access. The center initially will have a doctor sitting once a week and giving treatment for free or subsidized cost depending on the nature of medication. We shall seek some donations to accumulate a seed fund to bear the expenses of the doctors and basic medicine for infants and children. Donation line is LIVE in our website.