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Srawan Balya  

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  • Age: 19
  • Birthday: July 15, 1995
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: India
  • Center: St Peter's Boarding Home
  • Child ID: IN1950454
    • Waiting: 184 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Srawan lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include carrying water, gathering firewood and buying or selling in the market. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family.

Soccer, volleyball and singing are Srawan's favorite activities. In college his performance is above average and he also regularly attends church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School.

Because of your sponsorship, Srawan will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Srawan lives on the plains of Madiripuram, home to approximately 25,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt, stone or cement floors, adobe or brick walls and thatched or tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is the Banjara Tribe and the most commonly spoken languages are Banjara and Telugu.

The regional diet consists of chicken, fish, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include typhoid, leucoderma, malaria and viral infections. Most adults in Madiripuram are unemployed but some work as laborers and earn the equivalent of $30 per month. This community needs improved sanitation, adult literacy programs and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of St. Peter's Boarding Home to provide Srawan with Bible teaching, nutritious food, health and hygiene education, HIV/AIDS awareness programs, sports, academic performance awards and aptitude development classes. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Srawan.
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.

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Child's Location: Northwest of Vijayawada

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