In her home, Tluangi helps by carrying water, sewing and caring for children. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Tluangi participates in church activities and Vacation Bible School. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Art, playing with dolls and jumping rope are her favorite activities.
Please remember Tluangi in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Tluangi lives in the hillside community of Tuirial, home to approximately 1,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or wood floors; wood walls; and bamboo or tin roofs.
The regional diet consists of chicken, beef, plantains, rice, fish and pork. Common health problems in this area include waterborne diseases, tuberculosis and malaria. Most adults in Tuirial work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $22 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs improved sanitation, income-generating programs and alcohol abuse prevention programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Tuirial Child Development Center to provide Tluangi with Bible teaching, health checkups, vaccinations, outdoor games, hygiene education, picnics, special celebrations, community service opportunities, scholastic materials, tutoring and skills development programs. The center staff will also provide health and hygiene education, income-generating activities and Bible studies for the parents or guardians of Tluangi.
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/east of Aizawl