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Bangladesh is a small nation on the Bay of Bengal that is surrounded by India. While the country may be poor economically — Bangladeshis earn an average income of $260 a year — it is rich in culture. Bangladesh is 83 percent Muslim and is one of the world's most densely populated countries with approximately 2,160 people per square mile.

Roughly 75 percent of the labor force works in agriculture or related jobs. Skills such as handicraft production - rugs, purses, pottery, jewelry and the like - provide much-needed supplemental income.