Sujatha makes her home with her father and her mother. Washing clothes, helping in the kitchen and running errands are her household duties. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family.
For fun, Sujatha enjoys playing a musical instrument, singing and art. She attends church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School regularly and is in vocational training where her performance is average.
Please remember Sujatha in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Sujatha lives in the coastal community of Ernavoor, home to approximately 16,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have adobe walls. The primary ethnic group is Adi Dravidians and the most commonly spoken language is Tamil.
The regional diet consists of bananas, chicken, rice, potatoes and goat. Common health problems in this area include skin allergies, malnutrition and gastritis. Most adults in Ernavoor work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $74 per month. This community has electricity but needs improved sanitation, water, stable employment opportunities and income-supplementing programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Wesley Child Development Center to provide Sujatha with Bible teaching, nutritious food, medical checkups, hygiene supplies, field trips, special celebrations, school fees, scholastic materials and music classes. The center staff will also provide meetings and fellowship for the parents or guardians of Sujatha.
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 Chennai