Bangladesh: The Country of Contrasts

My mind slipped away to Bangladesh again today.  So many images from our travels kept coming to my memory.  Some good.  Some bad.  And I got to thinking, which sometimes happens to me, that Bangladesh is a country of contrasts.

There is …

The decadence ...

and the lack.

The glitter ...

and the garbage.

The opportunities ...

and the opportunities lost.

But despite these contrasts I have faith in the people of Bangladesh for their strength ...

... and ingenuity (how many people would think of setting up an outdoor dental shop!)

and their unity.

For this is what will create the change needed to take the millions of Bangladesh people out of the poverty cycle.

It just takes one child at a time, one family at a time, one village at a time.

And so I am leaving this blog on an opptomistic note.  Starting Thursday May 13 the official World Vision interactive blogsite/website will be available to the public.  And that’s where you come in.  If I could ask that you  go to our new site at     it will give you the opportunity to take part in some lively dialogue between our group of 10 World Vision volunteers who visited Bangladesh, sponsors of children in Bangladesh, and other people interested in battling poverty.

I’m thinking that God will be sending me on another trip sometime so I’m not going to be ending this blog anytime too soon.  When I leave on another trip I’ll be sure to keep you posted.  But in the meantime I’d like to thank you for all of your time and thoughts and comments that have kept me company during the last month.  I will always have faith in God and His goodness, but you have renewed my faith in the goodness of mankind.

Forever your Mzunga,

Donna White

World Vision volunteer



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