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¡Vanakkam! I'm Jathu

Circle arrow That's hello in Tamil

I'm a 6 year-old girl and I live with my mother and father in Sri Lanka.

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My birthday is the 15th August.

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I love baseball, cycling and playing with dolls.

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I am not enrolled at school.

My Family

My Project

My Country

My Family

In my family, the adults work as a Day Labor / Different Jobs.

I have 2 sisters living with the family.

My Project

Church Partner:


Closest Major City:


Community:


Most Commonly Spoken Language:


No. of Residents:


Most Common Occupation:


Typical House Construction:


  • Roof: Tin/Corrugated Iron, 
  • Wall: Mud/Earth/Clay/Adobe, 
  • Floor: Cement

Regional Diet:


  • Bread, 
  • Fish, 
  • Lentils, 
  • Rice, 
  • Roti

Jathu's My Country

Country:

Sri Lanka

Capital City:

Colombo

Population:

22.5 million

Life expectancy:

male 73.7 years, female 80.8 years

Population with improved drinking water:

urban 98.5%, rural 95%

Infant mortality rate:

8.2 deaths/1,000 live births

Percentage of children under the age of 5 underweight:

20.5%

Literacy Rate:

male 93%, female 91%

Religion:

Buddhist (official) 70.2%, Hindu 12.6%, Muslim 9.7%, Roman Catholic 6.1%, other Christian 1.3%, other 0.05% (2012 est.)

Percentage living on less than $1.90 a day:

6.7%

A little bit of history

Sponsor Jathu today for £28 a month and change her life forever

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