Next Monday, 6 November, will be the first anniversary of a night of terrible violence against Christians in Bangladesh, when over 5,500 lost their homes and three were killed.
On the night of 6 November 2016 Bangladeshi police in riot gear marched into the desperately poor community of Christian Santal people in Gaibandah District. Firing rubber bullets as they went, the police evicted the Christians, and then, helped by local Muslims, set fire to the wooden shacks in which the Christians lived. Leaving their meagre possessions behind, the Christians fled. Their houses burned on into the night.
Rebuilding to bring hope
Through Barnabas Fund’s project “Rebuilding for Santal Christians,” you can bring hope and a future to the Santal Christians of Gaibandah, who have been living in makeshift tents since the fire last November.
Phase 1 will provide 50 new homes, built of brick, on land owned by a Christian body. There will be twelve shared toilets and six shared hand-pump tube-wells with shower areas. The school will also be repaired and refurbished.
The total cost will be nearly £55,000 ($73,180; €62,860). We are thankful to God and to the generosity of His people around the world that we have already received donations amounting to more than £40,000 ($53,220; €45,720). Can you help us towards the last £15,000 ($19,960; €17,140)?
Ten gifts of £17 could provide one shared toilet.
Two gifts of £65 could provide one tube-well with hand-pump.
One gift of £920 could build a one-room home with brick walls and a roof of corrugated tin.
What will you do?
If you would like to make a gift, please direct your donation to Rebuilding the Santal community in Bangladesh 04-1360Donate
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