In her home, Evangelin helps by running errands. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
Playing house and playing with dolls are Evangelin's favorite activities. In kindergarten her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Evangelin will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Evangelin lives in the hillside community of Chemparthivilai, home to approximately 112,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement or tile floors, mud walls and thatched or cement roofs.
The regional diet consists of beans, bananas, chicken, fish, beef, plantains, potatoes and rice. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, anemia, waterborne diseases, influenza, heart problems, upper respiratory illnesses and gastrointestinal infections. Most adults in Chemparuthivilai work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $70 per month. This community needs improved sanitation, educational materials and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Chemparuthivilai Child Development Center to provide Evangelin with Bible teaching, health education, medical and dental checkups, sports, community service opportunities, tuition, vocational skills and career guidance. The center staff will also provide child abuse prevention programs for the parents or guardians of Evangelin.
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: Southeast of Trivandrum