Vishwas makes his home with his father and his mother. Making beds and cleaning are his household duties. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family.
For fun, Vishwas enjoys playing ball games, reading and playing group games. He attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Because of your sponsorship, Vishwas will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Vishwas lives in the plains of Lingarajapuram, home to approximately 14,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have mud tile roofs.
The regional diet consists of wheat, rice, ragi (finger millet) and pulses (legumes). Common health problems in this area include typhoid, dengue fever and malnutrition. Most adults in Lingarajapuram work in domestic services and earn the equivalent of $83 per month. This community needs hygiene education.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Prarthana Child Development Center to provide Vishwas with Bible studies, retreats, medical checkups, hygiene supplies, nutritious food, leadership training, vocational training, career guidance and music classes. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings, retreats and counseling for the parents or guardians of Vishwas.
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: Northeast of Bangalore