In her home, Guguloth helps by carrying water, buying or selling in the market and washing clothes. She lives with her mother. Her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 4 children in the family.
For fun, Guguloth enjoys art, walking and reading. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in high school where her performance is average.
Because of your sponsorship, Guguloth will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Guguloth lives on the plains of Kesamudram, home to approximately 7,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, brick walls and zinc roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Banjara Tribe and Goreboli and the most commonly spoken language is Banjara.
The regional diet consists of bread, beans, bananas and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include appendicitis, dengue fever, anemia and chickungunya (virus from mosquitos). Most adults in Kesamudram work as street vendors or on plantations and earn the equivalent of $85 per month. This community needs educational materials, improved sanitation and vocational training.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Hope of Life Banjara Child Development Center to provide Guguloth with Bible teaching, medical checkups, nutrition supplements, social awareness programs, career guidance, computer courses, tailoring classes and cell phone repair education. The center staff will also provide vocational training and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Guguloth.
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: Northwest of Vijayawada