Prudhvi makes his home with his father and his mother. Carrying water, buying or selling in the market and washing clothes are his household duties. His father is employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Prudhvi enjoys volleyball, singing and art. He attends church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School regularly and is in vocational training where his performance is average.
Because of your sponsorship, Prudhvi will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Prudhvi lives in one of the coastal communities of Arul Nagar, Vijaya Nagar Colony, Auto Nagar, Christhurajapuram or Teachers Colony, home to approximately 69,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and plastic sheet roofs.
The regional diet consists of bananas, vegetables, dhal (lentils) and rice. Common health problems in this area include viral fevers, malaria, jaundice and coughs. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $50 per month. These communities have electricity and water but need proper sanitation, educational materials and health facilities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Salvation Army Child Development Center to provide Prudhvi with Bible teaching, health screenings, hygiene and health education, nutritious food, sports competitions, community service opportunities, tutoring and vocational guidance. The center staff will also provide skills training for the parents or guardians of Prudhvi.
India, the world's largest democracy, has a tropical climate in the south and a more temperate climate in the north. The cool season is from November to March; the dry, hot season is from March to June; and the weather is hot and rainy the rest of the year.
In southern India, languages spoken are Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. In this region Christianity dates back to the first century when St. Thomas the apostle landed in Kerala and established a church there. He was eventually martyred in Chennai, where Compassion's southern office is located.
India is home to one of the world's oldest urban civilizations, dating to about 3500 B.C. This civilization declined around 1500 B.C., and soon after came the Aryan invasion and the gradual establishment of Aryan rule. In 1192, Arabs invaded, bringing with them the Islamic faith. British influence came with trading companies in the 1600s. British rule over India was established in 1757 and lasted until 1947, when a peaceful independence movement, made famous by Mohandas Gandhi, achieved its goal. The country now has a federal republic, and Pratibha Patil was elected the first female president of India in 2007.
India's diverse economy encompasses traditional village farming, modern agriculture, handicrafts, a wide range of modern industries, and a multitude of services. The country has capitalized on its large numbers of well-educated people skilled in the English language to become a major exporter of software services and workers.
Map of India
Child's Location: East of Vijayawada