Feed 150 hospital patients in Bangladesh

by Hope Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh
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Shaheda Akter - One Happy Cook at HOPE Hospital
Shaheda Akter - One Happy Cook at HOPE Hospital

We often talk about the people who are served as a result of our healthcare initiatives.  It is through the good graces of you all, our very generous donors, that the HOPE Foundation is able to provide such critical care and lifesaving surgeries to so many.  I thought it fitting that we also shine light on our most discreet assistants, who also make contributions to serve, especially in our mission to feed our patients.

Shaheda is one of our cooks at HOPE and has been working with us for the past year. Shaheda finds great delight in preparing food which she serves to patients and fellow staff three times a day.  Shaheda understands the importance of her job which is why she takes utmost care to maintain hygiene and sanitation personally and in the cooking setup.  Shaheda enjoys her job very much and takes hygiene maintenance very seriously ensuring all patients receive high quality food that is both nutritious and delicious.

Shaheda’s work fills her with pride and joy and finds sees herself as member of the team serving the needy in an underserved region of Bangladesh. “It fills me with joy while I realize that this is a service to the people who are in need and which sets their mind at ease because it might be very difficult to arrange especially in a rural setting like this.” Shaheda says.

The patients seen at HOPE Hospital are unable to afford proper healthcare let alone provide themselves and their families with healthy food.  Without your support, these patients may have gone hungry after receiving critical care and treatment making recovery more difficult and time consuming.

In November, there was a combination of 20 expecting mothers and other patients that were admitted to HOPE Hospital and were part of our feeding program.  THANK YOU for being part of the solution and part of HOPE Foundation.

Diligent Kitchen Staff Examining Food for Service
Diligent Kitchen Staff Examining Food for Service
Excited Kitchen Staff Ready for Service
Excited Kitchen Staff Ready for Service

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This Child Regained Use of his Arm and Hand
This Child Regained Use of his Arm and Hand

Dear HOPE Supporter,

Thank you for your incredible support!  I want to let you know that your support of helping us feed our patients most in need, really touches all of our programs. On September 1-3, 2016, a group called the Euro Group camme to HOPE to help provide burn reconstruction surgeries. In just two days, 27 patients were provided life-saving reconstructive surgery. These children now have the ability to use their limbs that were once completely crippling them. It goes without saying that a child who is a burn victim is also a victim of poverty. The only way they are accessing this treatment is through HOPE and its partners who provide treatment and care free of cost, for those families most vulnerable. That being said, these families are often too poor to be able to pay for meals in the hospital. Your donation provided nutritious meals to these children who need all of the strength they can get, to recover from these complicated surgeries. Thank you for supporting them in their recovery.

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh 

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Rokeya and her newborn
Rokeya and her newborn

Dear HOPE Surpporter,

We want to share the story of one mother who received support during the delivery of her newborn thanks to you. Rokeya is thirty years old and is a spectacular example in her community, as she understands the importance of receiving proper care during pregnancy and delivery. She came to HOPE Hospital throughout her pregnancy to receive the care, and truly relied on HOPE to support her. You see, her husband is currently living thousands of miles away as a laborer in another country. The support from HOPE helped her feel as though she was not alone. She decided to give birth at HOPE Hospital despite not having a lot of financial stability, as she wanted to ensure the health of herself and her baby. Your support enabled Rokeya to have healthy meals during her stay at HOPE. Rokeya and her new baby are doing well and are very grateful.

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh

Expectant Mother About to Deliver
Expectant Mother About to Deliver

Dear HOPE Supporter,

Your committment to supporting patients during their stay at HOPE Hospital has reached a new group of patients. A new project providing safe pregnancy and delivery care is being supported by this project. The project aims to prevent maternal mortality and childbirth injuries like obstetric fistula by educating mothers, providing her with essential pregnancy care and referring her to a clinic with a skilled professional when her pregnancy is high risk. Just last week HOPE hosted the HOPE Maternal Health and Fistula Conference 2016 in Bangladesh and while I was at the hospital I spoke to several women who were about to deliver or who had just delivered, and needed the support as they could not afford food. Many of the women were from great distances and their families were unable to travel with them, therefore they could not provide them the food they needed. It is essential that mothers regain their strength and nutrition, particularly as they breastfeed. Thank you for providing such essential support to these vulnerable women.

Best Regards,

Ashley Pugh

Dear HOPE Supporter,

Happy Holidays! We want to thank you for your commitment in supporting hospital patients who do not have the money to even afford their medication. This project is ensuring that patients who come to HOPE Hospital are provided the basic needs to support their recovery. A large part of any sick patient's recovery starts with the right nutrition and your generous gift is supporting just that. In 2015 HOPE treated 25% more children with pneumonia, Enteric Fever and malaria than any year prior. These children's health have taken a serious toll and they have a long road ahead of them. Your gift of ensuring they are fed a full, nutritious meal makes all the difference for their recovery. During this holiday season, we want to remind you of how impactful your gift has been on the lives of vulnerable children. Thank you again for your support and we wish you a happy new year in 2016.

Sincerely,

Ashley Pugh

 

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Hope Foundation for Women & Children of Bangladesh

Location: Miami, FL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.hopeforbangladesh.org
Project Leader:
Iftikher Mahmood
President
Ramu, South Mitachari, Cox's Bazar Bangladesh

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