Udai lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for carrying water, buying or selling in the market and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Udai participates in church activities and Vacation Bible School. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, art and bicycling are his favorite activities.
Please remember Udai in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Udai lives in the hillside community of Kulpahar, home to approximately 7,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or cement floors; mud or brick walls; and cement or tile roofs.
The regional diet consists of bread, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, malaria and waterborne diseases. Most adults in Kulpahar work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $70 per month. This community needs improved sanitation, safe drinking water, school supplies, vocational skills training and adult literacy programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Kulpahar Bal Vikas Kendra to provide Udai with Bible studies, health screenings, hygiene supplies, sports, health and hygiene education, talent development, group games, field trips, educational materials, school fees, skills development and music instrument training. The center staff will also provide meetings, home visits and income generating programs for the parents or guardians of Udai.
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: East of Jhansi