Children at the Life School in Bangladesh take a water break. Scarborough and South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Rotary Clubs helped with funding.

Light for Life, a Maine non-profit organization in Scarborough Maine supports the Light for Life Children's Home in Bangladesh. The children's home started in early 2016, and currently cares for 10 boys whose ages are from 6 to 10. Scarborough and South Portland Cape Elizabeth Rotary Clubs helped them fund a water filter system in 2017.


The children's home is located on private property where Light for Life's Bangladesh ministry partners also built a four-room school to provide education to the children of the local villages.   The school educates 120 children approximately 1st to 3rd grade level.  These children are from some of the poorest families who can not afford the public education in Bangladesh, so now these children have the opportunity to learn.


The water filter system is connected to a new well installed on the property. The building that the water filter system is attached to is the dining hall used by the school.


The filtered water is now serving the 120 school children, including the 10 boys from the home, the 4 staff members of the home, the 6 teachers of the school and any guests.  This new filtered water now gives us a solution to a previously unreliable and unclean water source.  It was locally installed, and thus can be tested, serviced and maintained for many years to come.


The Scarborough Rotary provided $500, the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Rotary provided $500, and the remaining $339 was donated by Light to Life donors.


Light for Life was founded by Kevin & Christy O'Hare of Scarborough Maine.  They travel to Bangladesh once a year to serve and encourage their ministry partners there.   They recently returned from Bangladesh with the pictures and update on the health and conditions of the children and property.  Kevin and Christy have been involved with this Bangladesh ministry for four years.