In his home, Lakshmikant helps by carrying water, caring for animals and washing clothes. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
Swimming, listening to music and hide-and-seek are Lakshmikant's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Vacation Bible School.
Please remember Lakshmikant in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Lakshmikant lives in the rural community of Nangur, home to approximately 11,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Sundi, Mahara, Halva, and Nisad and the most commonly spoken languages are Halvi and Hindi.
The regional diet consists of chicken, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include malaria, typhoid fever and waterborne diseases. Most adults in Nangur work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $27 per month. This community needs improved sanitation.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Aasha Child Development Center to provide Lakshmikant with Bible teaching, medical screening, nutritious food, health and hygiene supplies, sports, special celebrations, tutoring, educational field trips and school supplies. The center staff will also provide Bible study and health and hygiene awareness for the parents or guardians of Lakshmikant.
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: South of Raipur