Chukit makes her home with her father and her mother. Running errands is her household duty. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Chukit participates in church activities. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Playing with dolls is her favorite activity.
Please remember Chukit in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Chukit lives in the mountainous community of Burbing, home to approximately 8,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt, cement or wood floors; wood, bamboo or mud walls; and tin or thatched roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bread, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include tuberculosis, malnutrition and night blindness. Most adults in Burbing are unemployed but some work as day laborers, animal herders, street vendors, subsistence farmers or on plantations and earn the equivalent of $22 per month. This community has electricity and water but needs improved sanitation and income-generating programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Burbing Child Development Center to provide Chukit with Bible teaching, health checkups, vaccinations, outdoor games, hygiene education, picnics, special celebrations, community service opportunities, skills development programs, tutoring and handicraft training.
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 Gangtok/northeast of Patna