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David Samuel Malto  

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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: November 5, 1996
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: India
  • Center: Ashish Nivas Hostel
  • Child ID: EI2020829
    • Waiting: 240 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
In his home, David helps by gathering firewood, teaching others and buying or selling in the market. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 4 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, David participates in church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School. He is also in high school where his performance is average. Soccer, swimming and singing are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help David to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
David lives in the forested community of Pantheni, home to approximately 100,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Malto and the most commonly spoken languages are Malto and Bihari.

The regional diet consists of maize, millet, eggplant, radishes, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, malaria and kala-azar (parasitic disease). Most adults in Pantheni work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $7 per month. This community needs potable water, proper sanitation, employment opportunities and literacy training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Ashish Nivas Hostel to provide David with Bible teaching, health checkups, hygiene supplies, vaccinations, nutritious meals, sports and games, career guidance, life skills training, tuition, field trips and tutoring. The project staff will also provide meetings and literacy programs for the parents or guardians of David.
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

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