Pomilla, Suresh and Sudhira Barman live in Bangladesh.

This family has faced many challenges. From Pomilla’s sickness to hunger and the realities of finding paid work.

‘I left my daughter when she was a little girl,’ says Suresh, crying as he remembers having to leave his family for job in a garment factory in the city.

Between 1991 and 2016, Bangladesh reduced its poverty from 43.8% to 14.8%. But COVID-19 threw millions back into poverty and tripling the numbers of those in extreme poverty.

Now, even more many families lives, like the Barman’s, don’t reflect the fullness of life that God intends. Suresh and Pomilla and so many of their neighbours know the struggle it takes to survive in rural Bangladesh.

But it doesn’t have to be this way . . .

‘See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland’ (Isaiah 43:19).

Today your gift to the Matching Grant Appeal will help families like the Barmans to flourish.

Your generosity will help lives to grow well – even in the middle of a global pandemic. It means hygiene skills to keep families safe from COVID-19. Farming training to help families grow food and feed hungry children. And livelihood and business skills so families can grow their income.

Your gift to the Matching Grant Appeal helps people flourish. Every donation you make to our Matching Grant Appeal before 30 June will be combined with funding from the Australian Government to reach more families.

Your generosity + families like the Barmans = a better world for all.

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