Bharathkumar lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for buying or selling in the market , running errands and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.
Art, walking and reading are Bharathkumar's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Vacation Bible School.
Because of your sponsorship, Bharathkumar will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Bharathkumar lives in the community of Reddi vari Palli, home to approximately 8,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and thatched roofs. The most commonly spoken language is Telugu.
The regional diet consists of beans, bananas, chicken, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include fevers, malaria, skin diseases, typhoid and malnourishment. Most adults in Reddi vari Palli work as agricultural laborers and earn the equivalent of $28 per month. This community needs school supplies, employment opportunities and income-generating programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Sharon Child Development Center to provide Bharathkumar with Bible teaching, health screenings, hygiene supplies, nutritious food, field trips, health education, picnics, scholastic materials, uniforms, skills training and tutoring. The center staff will also provide meetings, vocational training, health checkups and retreats for the parents or guardians of Bharathkumar.
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: North of Cuddapah