Please pray that the Banjara people will know God's great love.

Hello. My name is Banjara. I'm 9 years old. 

I live in a village in the 

country of India.

 Look here to see where I live...

My house is made of mud walls and a straw roof.

About ME

My family is very close. I live with my parents and older brother, but most of the people in my little village are relatives. Our life is filled with music. We sing, dance, and play music any chance we get. Most days I put on my nice dress and pretty makeup then go to the market to dance for money. My mother makes broomsticks to sell and tells people their fortunes while i dance.

We have a little garden that I help with. The garden helps feed us during the summer months. We also have a cow that I love! In the morning my job is to milk her. Don't tell anyone but, I like to sing and talk to her. I think she likes my voice, because it seem to calm her.

My brother goes to school in the city. He works hard so that he may get a good job when he is older. I always miss him when he goes away. I like to make beaded necklaces and then sell them so that I can help him go to school. There is a school near my village, but I do not go anymore because I don't learn much and it is better for me to help my mother at home. 
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:18 PM

My Friend

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:18 PM
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:18 PM

Every morning when I wake up I must milk our familiy's cow. She is always very sweet to me. Usually when I feed her she gobbles up her food right away. This morning I put her food in front of her and went right away to milking her. When I was finished she still hadn't eaten any of her food. I tried to take her on a walk and she did not want to move. 

I was very worried about her, so I asked my father to come look at her. He says she is very sick and isn't sure if we can afford the medicine to help her get better. I was so sad, that I spent the whole day by her side. I hope that we can make enough money this week to help her. She is not only my friend, but helps feed my family. 

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