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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: October 14, 2004
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: India
  • Center: Marthoma Children's Home
  • Child ID: IN7220067
    • Waiting: 309 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
In his home, Abhinav helps by carrying water and buying or selling in the market. He lives with his father. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.

Playing ball games and playing group games are Abhinav's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Vacation Bible School.

Your love and support will help Abhinav to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Abhinav lives in the hillside community of Thavalppara, home to approximately 11,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or cement floors, brick walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Malayais and the most commonly spoken language is Malayalam.

The regional diet consists of rice, vegetables, tapioca, fish and plantains. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, jaundice, respiratory illnesses, viral fevers and skin diseases. Most adults in Thavalppara work in factories, in domestic services, as street vendors or in rubber tapping and earn the equivalent of $120 per month. This community needs electricity and self-employment training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Marthoma Children's Home to provide Abhinav with Bible teaching, health and nutrition education, health screenings, leadership training, tutoring and educational field trips. The project staff will also provide monthly meetings, nutrition education and parenting skills training for the parents or guardians of Abhinav.
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: North of Trivandrum

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