Amalanathan lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include buying or selling in the market , washing clothes and helping in the kitchen. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.
For fun, Amalanathan enjoys singing, walking and playing ball games. She attends Bible class, Vacation Bible School and choir regularly and is in college where her performance is average.
Your love and support will help Amalanathan to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Amalanathan lives on the plains of Hastham Patti, home to approximately 72,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Dravidians and the most commonly spoken language is Tamil.
The regional diet consists of beans, chicken, fish, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include viral infections and skin diseases. Most adults in Hastham Patti work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $44 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs tuition assistance, scholastic materials, vocational skills training and improved sanitation.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CSI-Girl's Child Development Center to provide Amalanathan with Bible teaching, health screenings, sports and games, health and hygiene education, field trips, music and painting classes, tuition, tutoring and environmental awareness programs. The center staff will also provide meetings, retreats and skills training for the parents or guardians of Amalanathan.
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 Erode