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7830 W. 87th Parkway
Brighter Dawns

Bridgeview
Illinois 60455
USA
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Target demographics: Low-income people in the slums of Bangladesh

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,500

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Geographic areas served: Khalishpur, Khulna,Bangladesh

Programs: repairing the many broken wells and latrines in slum areas, and holding health seminars on water and sanitation practices

Mission:
Brighter Dawns is a charitable organization that provides preventative care and health education to lessen health disparities in impoverished communities of Bangladesh.
Results:
Through our pilot project in 2011, we built 10 wells, 9 latrines, hired 3 community health officers to maintain our work and distributed 1,000 sanitary kits to families in Ward 12 of Khalishpur. In 2012, we have distributed 500 more sanitary kits, held sanitation seminars for over 100 women and 100 children, and made preparations to build 2 more wells and 2 sanitary bathing spaces for women in Ward 12. We have also devoted many hours to improving our project's design to maximize sustainability and positive outcomes for people in need in Ward 12.

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07/20/14
Brighter Dawns is great organization that is really making a difference in the lives of so many people. This organization is full of dedicated and passionate staff members that have great leadership skills. Brighter Dawns is the proud recipient of grants and awards. They are currently working on ... more »
12/15/13
Dedication of these young people trying to help others attain basic human needs such as clean water and sanitation is truly amazing and inspiring. They teach us that each one of us have qualities that can be utilized to make positive changes in lives of people, including our own... more »
10/29/13
This organization provides more than just a product, it works to facilitate a long term relationship with the people they serve, providing education and tools in managing and sustaining sanitary environment for their present and future needs. Your dollar makes a thorough impact, due to the board ... more »
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