Bangladesh is one of the world’s most populated countries with an estimated 170 million people residing within a small area of 57,320 mi² where, despite constant increase in economic growth indicators, 31.5% of Bangladeshis (millions) live far below the poverty line. They struggle to earn a sufficient living, have little to no food to consume everyday, many are homeless and have the bare minimum for a healthy chances at survival. The wealth gap disparity is divided such that many are in exceedingly inhumane conditions due to the lives they’ve been born into. The third world country has one of the highest rates of malnutrition, inadequate health care, poorly developed water resources, poor sanitation and hygiene practices, below average education and employment facilities/resources all further undermined by reoccurring natural disasters, climate change, lack of clean energy and industry, infrastructure, production habits.
The purpose of this 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, Charity for Health and Prosperity, Inc., (CHP) is social services for disaster relief, healthcare assistance, aiding in hunger and in educational needs. This organization was founded and created in New Mexico, USA with the exhilarated hope that we will be able to help people globally, starting with third world Bangladesh and Albuquerque, NM to reduce suffering and proactively promote healthy and prosperous lives. We have been working to assist while structuring this non-profit organization for these causes. Some things we've been proactively doing:
--Since 2012, we’ve been helping a self-sufficient Girls Orphanage in Gazipur Bangladesh where many of the girls are saved from human trafficking situations, are looked after, guided, educated, and taken care of from as young as newborns through attendance at university (if they choose). We have periodically been providing this orphanage/school with books for their library, storybooks by authors of their choosing, school supplies, toys, spools of cloth for their clothes/dresses, and scarves. We also helped rebuild a sanitary water tank a few years ago when they lacked funds to do so, and contributed to the buildings construction due to past safety issues. We will continue aiding for their safety, provide essential supplies as they need, and our time for play days.
--Every year since the beginning of 2017, we’ve been distributing food to hundreds of families in various destitute Bangladeshi villages during the countries holiday months, AND providing warm clothes and blankets during the exponentially cold winters tropical Bangladesh now suffers through.
--Following the genocide in Myanmar, from mid 2017 almost 712,000 Rohingyan descendents escaped the immensely torturous Burmese ethnic cleansing to find refuge at Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh to save their people. Local medical teams supported by UNICEF and WHO, Doctors Without Borders, along with a plethora of relief organizations (like ours) from around the world started going to Cox’s Bazaar to help with essential supplies they need to survive, and provide medical care/immunization for prevention of any disease outbreak as many arrived suffering from dire illnesses, while many did not survive the travel between the two countries. We from CHP were able to collect $5,000 usd (~424,000 taka) in donations and helped more than 400 families (on-site and in-person). In January 2018, we used all funds collected to purchase survival supplies, non-parshiable foods, winter clothing, and blankets as many were also dying due to Cox's Bazaar's frigid winter. Till today (late 2020), the total number of refugees still being hosted and helped in the camps of Cox's Bazar is more than 902,000 and the majority are reliant on humanitarian assistance. There is still a massive lack of essentials such as food and hygiene products as third world Bangladesh and many organizations provide what they can but still the results are yielding in high rates of malnutrition.
--In February 2019, we helped a Girls school in a remote area of Comilla, Bangladesh by donating classroom desks and chairs since they did not have any furniture. They are slowly building the school as their fund permit.
--Also in 2019, we have been able to obtain burial plots in Albuquerque, New Mexico that are available for those who don't have the means or ability to pay for burial land in addition to losing their loved ones through CHP. All donations collected for this project goes towards paying for the donation plots; CHP does not charge or take commission/profit, or provide burial supplies. Having to worry about affording full Burial Services that one may not have in addition to morning loss is unfair; therefore, we are trying to help those who need it with the land.
--Since the beginning of 2020, we have opened a donation-based out-patient medical clinic, GDBS, where we provide free healthcare to the many impoverished in Dhaka, Bangladesh located at Khilkhet; this is our biggest project yet!! We were able to obtain/purchase land and start constructing a building in 2019 thanks to donors. We've opened our doors to start helping in February. For now, the clinic is open twice a week, on weekends. We've got a few volunteer doctors for our patients. As funds allow, we will continue building our clinic and expand our healthcare services. [We are currently providing tele-concultations during Covid-19.]
--Currently, as Covid-19 has been taking it's toll globally, we have started 'Covid-19 Hunger Relief Programs', in both Dhaka, Bangladesh and Albuquerque, New Mexico, for those that don't qualify for, cannot easily ask for, and are not receiving any assistance. We are providing boxes of staple foods (distributed once weekly). In Bangladesh, the boxes consist of 5kg rice, 2kg lentils, 5kg flour, 1-liter cooking oil, and 100 taka cash for any other groceries each family may require. In New Mexico the packages consist of: rice, flour, tortillas, beans, cooking oil, potatoes, and $50 cash for any other necessities families may require.
We are ALWAYS in need of YOUR KIND HELP for all our projects! If you’d like to get involved and help us monetarily for any of our ongoing projects, please donate here at the Charity for Health and Prosperity's GoFundMe profile OR on our website. Thus far, we have been able to put 98% of all your donations towards our projects, and 2% towards maintaining the actual non-profit. Everyone involved with CHP contributes their time voluntarily, therefore none of your contributions go towards paying our members and travel expenses are, of course, our own. So many human beings all around the world live very difficult lives, suffering in ways many of us will never know. That is why it's so important to get involved; it is our responsibility to do what we are able, to collectively help one another survive in this world.
If you have any questions/concerns/comments, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your time and kindness,
CHP Vice President