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India, the land of Mother Teresa, is a vast country 2000 miles from North to South and from East to West with a billion population which is about 4 times that of the United States. 83% are Hindus, 15% are Moslem and 1% Christian with 0.6% Catholics. There are many people who do not know Christ, and this is the reason that India is known as a Mission Country.

St.Joseph's Social Welfare Centre is located in the southern end of India in Kanyakumari District which comes under the State of Tamilnadu, a predominantly agriculture based state. Kanyakumari District is home to about 1.5 million people.

rural areas around this District near the foot of the Western Ghats are very very underdeveloped and the people live below the poverty line. This downtrodden area was selected for the missionary services by Father Joseph who has continued his work for the uplift of the neglected masses for more than 20 years.