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Published on 08 March, 2013

International Women’s Day: March 8

Bangladesh (MNN) — Many women around the world do not have a voice in their community–especially in areas like Bangladesh, which are is male-dominated.

Food for the Hungry is taking the opportunity to empower marginalized women around the world this International Women's Day. It is through donations from people all around the world that women like Bibi feel heard.

Bibi is a member of the Kol ethnic group. The Kol are a minority language group who are excluded from opportunities in Bangladeshi society. The fact that her community is excluded makes it hard for Bibi to find work to support her family.

This is where FH came into her life. FH began to work with the Kol community, teaching them skills such as reading, healthcare practices, and their legal rights. Bibi and her husband joined in these lessons.

While working with FH, Bibi took out a small loan from them to purchase a cow. Food for the Hungry provided Bibi with the ability to get a loan without having to work with loan-sharks in the community.

The cow she purchased provides three liters of milk every day. She uses this for her family as well as for income.

There are many similar stories about how donations from people around the world have made life better for marginalized women. To help impoverished women around the world with Food for the Hungry, click here.

Pray that more women and families will see the Lord working through FH. Ask God to provide funds for programs like the one Bibi was involved with. Pray that anyone involved with FH will see God working through them.

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