Ketanbhai lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for buying or selling in the market and running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Ketanbhai enjoys walking and running. He attends church activities and Vacation Bible School regularly and is in kindergarten where his performance is above average.
Your love and support will help Ketanbhai to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Ketanbhai lives in the jungle community of Daman Devi, home to approximately 1,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, bamboo walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Gamit, Kukna and Bhil and the most commonly spoken language is Gamit.
The regional diet consists of maize and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea, vector borne and waterborne diseases. Most adults in Daman Devi are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $20 per month. This community needs safe drinking water, vocational training centers and scientific farming methods training.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Ebenezer Child Development Project, Dhamandevi to provide Ketanbhai with Bible teaching, nutrition supplements, health checkups, hygiene and health education, group games, picnics, educational field trips, school supplies, tutoring, talent competitions and vocational training. The center staff will also provide health education, counseling and family visits for the parents or guardians of Ketanbhai.
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: Northeast of Mumbai