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One Girl's Shelter


Change the lives of young beggar girls. Improve the quality of life for people who live in great poverty. Bring hope to those who have none.  

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Project Details

  • Project Description:

    Many girls in this city are raised by beggars to become   beggars. Beyond begging or prostitution young girls have few options for making a living. Their families live in slums and depend on any income their daughters can generate. The Light Of Hope day-shelter is a refuge for beggar girls. They can come by the shelter for a hot meal, clean clothes, to learn a skill and to learn about Jesus. You can improve the quality of life for girls who live in great poverty and bring hope to those who have none.

    Minister at a shelter for beggar girls. Help girls and families who live in great poverty. Help with the everyday activities at a day shelter. Teach young girls Bible stories and teach about hygiene. Go into the slums where they live. Minister to their families and share the Good News. Show the love of Christ to these people, and they will see and believe in Him.

  • Cultural Information:

    This is one of the poorest countries in the world. The country is mostly Muslim.

  • Geographic Information:

    This country has a tropical climate. Heat and humidity are factors for 9 months of the year.


Holding Out A Hand


  • Minara: Beggar Girl

    BANGLADESH—The small-framed girl weaves through the mass of bodies bustling along a congested sidewalk. Her dark, ...
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  • Rekha: out of the ashes

    By Laura Fielding

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  • Child Slavery in Bangladesh

    As I sat in my bedroom, I could hear her crying all afternoon in the apartment just above me. K, a precious little 9-year-old ...
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  • Begging on the Streets

    By Caroline Anderson

    SOUTH ASIA—Fadia Akhtar* is only 17 years old, but she is the primary breadwinner in her ...
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  • Beggar Girls Find Freedom From Hunger

    By Goldie Frances

    Najia Khatun* knows what her life would be like without the Light of Hope Center. She knows she ...
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Here are specific ways your gift will help this project.

  • $20    Sponsor One Meal

We give the girls two healthy meals a day. For many girls, this is the only food they receive throughout the day.

  • $30    Sponsor One Girl's Training

Training expenses include teacher salary, girl salary, and supplies for one month. We start the 14 year old girls in the apprentice program to learn the skills necessary to make finished products.

  • $60    Sponsor Girls' School Supplies

This covers all the girl's school supply needs for one month.

  • $130  Sponsor Girls' Toiletries

This covers all the girls' bathroom supplies (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc.) for one month.

  • $500   Sponsor New School Books for One Year


  •  ‚Äč$600  Sponsor One Girl

We will give you a girl's name, photo, and family information so you can know the girl. This provides money to keep the center running.

 You can also donate by check

  • Write check to IMB
  • Include project name on memo line

Mail to:

OneLife – IMB

PO Box 6767

Richmond, VA 23230

 If total donations exceed the financial needs of this project the funds may be used for similar projects in other areas of the world. 

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Every day the girls pray in Jesus’ name and hear stories from the Bible. However, most of the girls have not yet accepted the truth of the Gospel. Please pray with us that they do see the need to make Jesus their personal savior.

When a girl is accepted into the center, the family receives monthly visits where they pray together. The family also receives necessary medical care. Please pray that these efforts impact the families so that they see the love that God has for them and their daughter.

The center does very good things in the community but not everyone feels that way. Please pray that the center would be a light shining into the surrounding darkness and that God will protect those at the center.

The center has one director and two administrators. Every day they have the opportunity to model Godly behavior to everyone who comes through the doors. Please pray that they show God’s character to all they speak to.

The girls at the center range from age eight to twenty-two. They are in different stages of life but none of their lives are easy. Please pray that they make wise decisions as they confront many temptations in their young lives.

Many girls start at the center undernourished and without regular medical checkups. The center provides regular checkups and healthy food. Please pray that we can nourish them to health and keep them that way.

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