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Vishal Dinesh Jadhav  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: October 7, 2004
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: India
  • Center: Krupa Bal Vikas Yojana
  • Child ID: IN9060210
    • Waiting: 355 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Vishal lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. Vishal works at home buying or selling in the market and running errands. There are 4 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Vishal participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Playing with friends is his favorite activity.

Your love and support will help Vishal to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Vishal lives in the jungle community of Gavit, home to approximately 4,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, bamboo walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Bhil and Kukna and the most commonly spoken languages are Kukna and Gujarati.

The regional diet consists of bananas, chicken and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea, colds, coughs, skin diseases and sickle cells. Most adults are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $35 per month. This community needs educational materials, awareness on the importance of higher education, vocational training, adult literacy classes and income-generating programs.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Krupa Bal Vikas Yojana to provide Vishal with Bible classes, choir, nutritious food, health screenings, hygiene supplies, clothes, recreational activities, educational materials, tutoring, school visits and field trips. The center staff will also provide adult literacy programs for the parents or guardians of Vishal.
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 Mumbai

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