In his home, Mumjir helps by running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 7 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Mumjir participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Rolling a hoop, playing with marbles and playing ball games are his favorite activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Mumjir will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Mumjir lives on the plains of Dhakrani and Dhalipur, home to approximately 48,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and thatched roofs. The most commonly spoken language is Hindi.
The regional diet consists of maize, bread, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, skin diseases, diarrhea and mosquito spread diseases. Most adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $32 per month. This community needs clean water, skills training and freedom from social discrimination.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Shalom Child Development Center to provide Mumjir with Bible teaching, health checkups, vaccinations, nutrition supplements, field trips, group games, leadership training, school fees, school supplies, tutoring, income-generating programs and school uniforms. The center staff will also provide meetings, home visits and family fellowship for the parents or guardians of Mumjir.
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: North of Delhi