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World Vision team

JULY 2017

Salam-alaikum. Hello from Mirpur

Learn more about the Mirpur community and how you are helping them to build a brighter future.

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Monju Maria Palma

JULY 2017

Meet Mirpur's development manager

The Mirpur area is densely populated, polluted and at high risk of violence and disaster. We are working with the community to address improper waste management, poor water access, unhygienic sanitation facilities, malnutrition and child protection issues.

Thank you for your generous support.

Our key program goals for the next year are to:

  • connect the community with 15 legal water points from Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority;
  • establish five community latrines
  • repair drains and footpaths
  • observe different awareness-raising days like Water Day, Environment Day, Child Rights Week, Safe Motherhood Day, Sanitation Month; and
  • run an awareness-raising program on child rights and protection for 1,720 children

We, the Mirpur team believe that you are one of the main driving forces to achieve these goals and without your support it’s not possible to achieve any one efficiently.

Sincerely yours,
Monju Maria Palma
Mirpur Area Development Program Manager

Monju Maria Palma, Area Program Manager for Mirpur
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World Vision team

MAY 2017

Street view of  Mirpur

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JULY 2017

Snapshots from Mirpur 

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World Vision team

NOVEMBER 2016

Focus on hygiene delivers strong results HEALTH

A 2016 survey showed 66 percent of households now practise hygienic waste disposal using household waste bins and community rubbish collection points. This increased from 30 percent in 2015 following hygiene and sanitation awareness raising activities. “Now I keep my house neat and clean and all of my community people also clean their surroundings, so my child does not suffer from diarrhoea now,” said community member Rani, aged 34.

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OCTOBER 2016

270 households tap into city water supply WATER

In 2016, four neighbourhoods comprising 270 households successfully campaigned for legal water connection to the Dhaka city water supply. “I am not able to express how much happy I am today,” said community member Jamila, aged 65. “I spent most of the time of my life to collect water from different areas of Mirpur, which were illegal source. Now I am getting safe and legal water at my home.”

Mirpur women using water pumps
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World Vision team

SEPTEMBER 2016

In 2015 only  31% of households were practising hygienic waste disposal. The figure rose to 66% in 2016.

66% of households practising hygienic waste disposal