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Pathras Andhrias  

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  • Age: 10
  • Birthday: June 14, 2004
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: India
  • Center: Rajmahal Children's Home (Malto)
  • Child ID: EI2001089
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Pathras lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include carrying water and caring for animals. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother maintains the home. There are 4 children in the family.

Soccer, singing and playing with marbles are Pathras's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Pathras will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Pathras lives in the hills of Bhagaiya, home to approximately 80,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and thatch roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Malto. It is common for children in this tribal area to use "Malto" as a surname.

The regional diet consists of maize, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include malaria, tuberculosis, kala-azar (parasitic disease), epilepsy and malnutrition. Most adults in Bhagaiya are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $13 per month. This community needs potable water, proper sanitation, employment opportunities and food supplies.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Rajmahal Children's Home (Malto) to provide Pathras with Bible teaching, health screening and education, hygiene supplies, nutritious meals, recreational activities, tuition and vocational training. The project staff will also provide meetings and educational programs for the parents or guardians of Pathras.
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.

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Child's Location: Northeast of Ranchi

Child lives in an area with higher risk of child exploitation and abuse.

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
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  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.