Praveena lives with her father and her mother. She is responsible for carrying water, buying or selling in the market and gardening. Her father is employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Praveena participates in church activities, Bible class and camp. She is also in college where her performance is above average. Art, walking and listening to music are her favorite activities.
Please remember Praveena in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Praveena lives on the plains of Oorgaum, home to approximately 25,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, granite stone slab walls and tile roofs.
The regional diet consists of vegetables, rice, wheat and ragi (finger millet). Common health problems in this area include colds, fevers, chicken pox, measles, skin diseases, diarrhea and viral infections. Most adults in Oorgaum work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $97 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs proper sanitation, tuition assistance, vocational training and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of K.G.F. Child Development Center to provide Praveena with Bible teaching, nutritious meals, medical checkups, health education, immunizations, leadership training, field trips, tuition, scholastic materials, computer education and vocational training. The center staff will also provide meetings, medical checkups and fellowship for the parents or guardians of Praveena.
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 Bangalore