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Jibin Ravi  

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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: March 11, 1997
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: India
  • Center: Moria Child Development Center
  • Child ID: IN7230124
    • Waiting: 213 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Jibin lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include carrying water, buying or selling in the market and cleaning. There are 2 children in the family. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Jibin participates in church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School. He is also in vocational training where his performance is average. Art, walking and playing ball games are his favorite activities.

Please remember Jibin in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Jibin lives in the forested community of Kattachira Kudappana, home to approximately 4,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic group is Adivasi and the most commonly spoken language is Malayalam.

The regional diet consists of bananas, rice, beef, chicken, fish and vegetables. Common health problems in this area include jaundice, airborne diseases, respiratory illnesses, ENT diseases and vitamin deficiency. Most adults work in factories, in domestic services, as street vendors or in rubber tapping and earn the equivalent of $120 per month.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Moria Child Development Center to provide Jibin with Bible teaching, choir, vitamins, medical checkups, health and nutrition education, sports and games, field trips, leadership training, tutoring, musical instrument education and vocational training. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings, parenting skills training and nutrition education for the parents or guardians of Jibin.
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: Northwest of Trivandrum

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