Anjali lives with her father and her mother. She is responsible for making beds. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Anjali enjoys playing house and playing with dolls. She attends church activities regularly and is in kindergarten where her performance is average.
Please remember Anjali in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Anjali lives on the plains of Bhagwanpur, home to approximately 122,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or cement floors; mud or brick walls; and cement or thatched roofs. The most commonly spoken languages are Hindi and Urdu.
The regional diet consists of maize, rice, wheat and pulses (legumes). Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, diarrhea and dengue. Most adults work as day laborers or agricultural laborers and earn the equivalent of $70 per month. This community needs safe drinking water, improved sanitation and tuition assistance.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Jeevan Jyoti Bal Vikas Kendra to provide Anjali with Bible classes, nutrition supplements, vaccinations, sports, medical checkups, hygiene and health education, field trips, birthday celebrations, group activities, school fees, homework help and school supplies. The center staff will also provide income-generating programs, counseling and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Anjali.
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 Delhi