In his home, Beiraduathie helps by running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
Beiraduathie is not presently attending school. Soccer, singing and walking are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities regularly.
Your love and support will help Beiraduathie to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Beiraduathie lives in the jungle community of Siaha Vaihpi, home to approximately 1,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood, tile or cloth floors; tin, cardboard or plastic walls; and wood, cardboard or tin roofs.
The regional diet consists of chicken, beef, rice, fish, plantains and pork. Common health problems in this area include malaria, typhoid and tuberculosis. Most adults in Siaha Vaihpi work as day laborers 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 Siaha Vaihpi Child Development Center to provide Beiraduathie with Bible teaching, health checkups, vaccinations, outdoor games, hygiene education, special celebrations, picnics, skills development programs and educational materials. The center staff will also provide health and hygiene education, income-generating activities, Bible studies and literacy classes for the parents or guardians of Beiraduathie.
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: Southeast of Patna/South of Aizawl