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Mithun Dranw  

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  • Age: 10
  • Birthday: July 10, 2004
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: India
  • Center: Spring of Life Child Development Center
  • Child ID: EI2190039
    • Waiting: 260 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Mithun lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include gardening, caring for animals and washing clothes. There are 4 children in the family. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Mithun participates in church activities, Bible class and camp. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, singing and playing with marbles are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Mithun to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Mithun lives in the rural community of Nipania, home to approximately 1,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or mud floors, adobe walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Santhal and the most commonly spoken language is Santhali.

The regional diet consists of bread, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include malaria and tuberculosis. Most adults in Nipania are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $27 per month. This community needs electricity, improved sanitation and vocational training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Spring of Life Child Development Center to provide Mithun with Bible teaching, health checkups, sports, special celebrations, cultural programs, educational materials, language and grammar classes and hygiene education. The center staff will also provide health and hygiene education, Bible studies and parenting education for the parents or guardians of Mithun.
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: East of Ranchi

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