Nisha lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. Nisha works at home running errands.
Playing with dolls is Nisha's favorite activity. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.
Please remember Nisha in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Nisha lives in the community of Khirpai, home to approximately 12,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Bengali.
The regional diet consists of maize, fish, rice, potatoes and chicken. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, scabies and diarrhea. Most adults in Khirpai are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $21 per month. This community needs electricity, proper sanitation, self-employment training and scholastic materials.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Khirpai Child Development Center to provide Nisha with Bible teaching, health screenings, nutritious food, immunizations, hygiene supplies, health education, special celebrations, field trips, volunteer opportunities, leadership training, tutoring and skills training. The center staff will also provide health checkups, retreats and literacy programs for the parents or guardians of Nisha.
Compassion opened its East India office in July of 2002 in Kolkata, (formerly Calcutta), the capital of West Bengal. Kolkata is located on India's east coast just above the Bay of Bengal near the Ganges River. Kolkata has a tropical climate. The office serves children in the states of West Bengal: Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, and Mizoram.
The aforementioned states, once the cradle of rich ancient Indian civilizations, are now among the poorest in the country. A large percentage of the population in this area is tribal and poor. The main religions are Hinduism and animism. The languages spoken in these areas are Odiya (formerly Oriya), Bengali, Chattisgarhi, Nepali, Mizo, and many tribal dialects and Hindi. This part of India is so resistant to the gospel that evangelists call it the "Graveyard Of Missions."
The people of India have had a civilization since 2500 B.C., when the inhabitants of the Indus River valley developed an urban culture based on commerce and sustained by agricultural trade. This civilization declined around 1500 B.C., probably due to ecological changes. Soon after, India succumbed to British rule for nearly two centuries before Mohandas Gandhi and other native Indians led peaceful protests to gain independence. British rule over India lasted until 1947. Since then, political instability, religious violence and tense relations with its Pakistani neighbors have troubled this beautiful part of the country.
Map of India
Child's Location: West of Kolkata