Bangladesh (MNN) — You'll soon be able to get an on-the-ground perspective of life in Bangladesh. Right now, five Christian bloggers are seeing first-hand the transformation triggered by Food for the Hungry (FH) child sponsorship programs.
FH uses monthly sponsorship contributions to not only improve the life of each child, but also the community around them. They're creating clean water wells and healthy sewer systems, providing educational support, improving nutrition, and creating income-generating projects.
From January 24 to January 31, bloggers are meeting Bangladeshis and sponsored kids who are helped by FH in Jesus' name. Included in the group are Max and Lauren Dubinsky, Joy Eggerichs, Logan Wolfram, Daniel C. White, and trip photographer Esther Havens.
They hope to raise awareness of FH's child sponsorships by engaging their readers in a ground-level perspective of how a Bangladeshi child lives day-to-day.
"I'm nervous because once I go…once I see…once I live this journey…I can't pretend it doesn't exist anymore," writes Wolfram. "But the truth is that once you really come face-to-face with the hard reality of life in most of the rest of the world, you HAVE to do something about it."
Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in the world, with more than 80% of the population living on less than $2 a day. Over the last 40 years, FH has partnered with Bangladeshi leaders to create better living conditions in impoverished communities.
Click here to read the Bangladesh trip blogs.
On Monday, you can interact with the bloggers in a live Twitter chat beginning at 7 p.m. (CST). It's an opportunity to ask the bloggers what they've seen and experienced up to that point, as well as win prizes from the areas in which bloggers are traveling.