Krishna lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for carrying water and buying or selling in the market. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Krishna participates in church activities and Vacation Bible School. He is also in high school where his performance is average. Art, walking and playing ball games are his favorite activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Krishna will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Krishna lives on the plains of Basai Enclave, Gurgaon, home to approximately 37,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Chamar, Gujjar, Jat, Sunars and Kumars and the most commonly spoken languages are Haryanvi and Hindi.
The regional diet consists of bread and rice. A common health problem in this area is tuberculosis. Most adults work as street market vendors and earn the equivalent of $80 per month. This community needs employment opportunities and primary schools.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Holy Kingdom Bal Vikas Kender Student Center to provide Krishna with Bible teaching, nutritious food, health and hygiene education and drawing and creative activities. The center staff will also provide prayer meetings and adult education for the parents or guardians of Krishna.
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: Southwest of Delhi