Community Recovery International - Bangladesh (CRI-B)
In 2013, Dr. Mark Vander Meer, Founder and Executive Director of Community Recovery International, started this organization in Bangladesh. On August 22, 2014, the Bangladesh government gave permission for our Non-Government Organization (NGO).
We have two offices in Bangladesh. Our main office is located in Dhaka in the Dhaka District. Our field office is located in the NW corner of Birganj in the Dinjapur District.
The goals of our NGO are to provide non-formal education for children, adult education, self-help groups, and to help the community as we identify their needs.
We also started community development projects, also referred to as 'family businesses'. Families create businesses by growing, harvesting, and selling corn and rice crops. The money earned by the families is then used to not only support the family, but also to support the community and the church.
We have 10 Pastors and two woman leaders who pastor our 20 churches and also serve as CRI-B staff. The worship centers also double as community sites.
How can you support our mission?
Because of the exchange rate from U.S. to Bangladesh currency, your dollars go a long way in supporting these programs!
If you would like to make a charitable donation, please send check or money order to:
Community Recovery International
1975 Jefferson Ave. SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49507
You will receive a year-end statement showing your tax-deductible donation.
Your donations are needed!
Our Bangladesh Staff:
Head Office Staff:
Mr. Anthony Roy, Country Director
Mr. Shushanto Baroi, Program Officer
Mr. Richard Rozario, Accounts Officer
Mr. Subrato Biswas, Care-Taker
Mr. Uzzal Roy, Project Manager
Amrito Roy, Care-Taker
Horakanto Roy, Night Guard
Ms. Champa Roy, Teacher
Ms. Radha Roy, Teacher
Ms. Bashonty Marmu, Teacher
Ms. Alina Marmu, Teacher
Ms. Putul Roy, Teacher
Ms. Dabosree Roy, Teacher
Pastors & Woman Leaders:
Binoy Roy, Pastor
Nishi kanto Tudu, Pastor
Ranjit Roy, Pastor
Kiron Das, Pastor
Daban Mardy, Pastor
Dananjoy Dev Sharma, Pastor
Sabindrow Das, Pastor
Daniel Tudu, Pastor
Sumon Biswas, Pastor
Krishno Roy, Pastor
Mrs. Sumita Roy, Woman Leader
Mrs. Minoty Hambrom, Woman Leader