Demographics of South Asia Countries India

  • Size/Area – 1/3 of USA
  • Population - 1 billion+
  • Language(s) – English, Hindi and many other
  • Literacy - 73% (male); 48% (female)
  • Religion - Hindu (80%), Muslim (14%),
  • Christians 3% plus
  • Although India occupies only 2.4% of the world's land area, it supports over 15% of the world's population. Only China has a larger population. However, China has three times more land than India.
  • There are an estimated 35 million orphans. 9% of all children in India are orphans.
  • No country can rival India’s children in need. There are 70 million are child laborers, 10 million bonded laborers (a form of slavery to pay off family debts), 13 million homeless, and 2 million street children.
  • There is widespread child abuse, and there is a deficit of 40 million girls because of female feticide. There are 575,000 child prostitutes and there is a massive trade in Bangladeshi and Nepali girls sold into prostitution.
  • Malnutrition affects nearly half of all children under age five.
  • According to Operation World, Indian has 2000 plus people groups that are still unreached.

Nepal

Number of People Groups: 253
People Groups Unreached: 242 (95.7%)
Total Population: 28,735,000
Unreached Population: 28,472,000 (99.1%)
% Professing Christian: 0.9%
% Evangelical: Unknown
Largest Religion: Hinduism (82.4%)
Literacy Rate: 60 %

Bhutan

Number of People Groups: 78
People Groups Unreached: 73 (93.6%)
Total Population: 763,000
Unreached Population: 749,000 (98.2%)
% Professing Christian: 0.3%
% Evangelical:Unknown
Largest Religion: Buddhism (86.0%)
Literacy Rate: 62 %

Burma (Myanmar)

Number of People Groups: 152
People Groups Unreached: 49 (32.2%)
Total Population: 54,312,000
Unreached Population: 45,387,000 (83.6%)
% Professing Christian: 8.9%
% Evangelical: 5.12 %
Largest Religion: Buddhism (75.1%)
Literacy Rate: 93 %

Burma (Myanmar)

Number of People Groups: 152
People Groups Unreached: 49 (32.2%)
Total Population: 54,312,000
Unreached Population: 45,387,000 (83.6%)
% Professing Christian: 8.9%
% Evangelical: 5.12 %
Largest Religion: Buddhism (75.1%)
Literacy Rate: 93 %

Bangladesh

Number of People Groups: 315
People Groups Unreached: 282 (89.5%)
Total Population: 159,555,000
Unreached Population: 157,473,000 (98.7%)
% Professing Christian: 0.4%
% Evangelical: Unknown
Largest Religion: Islam (89.0%)
Literacy Rate: 52 %

Pakistan

Number of People Groups: 393
People Groups Unreached: 383 (97.5%)
Total Population: 191,552,000
Unreached Population: 190,056,000 (99.2%)
% Professing Christian: 0.7%
% Evangelical: Unknown
Largest Religion: Islam (99.0%)
Literacy Rate: 55 %

Sri Lanka

Number of People Groups: 43
People Groups Unreached: 36 (83.7%)
Total Population: 20,580,000
Unreached Population: 20,181,000 (98.1%)
% Professing Christian: 2.0%
% Evangelical: Unknown
Largest Religion: Buddhism (52.2%)
Literacy Rate: 93 %

Maldives

Number of People Groups: 6
People Groups Unreached: 5 (83.3%)
Total Population: 364,000
Unreached Population: 363,000 (99.8%)
% Professing Christian: 0.2%
% Evangelical: 0.11 %
Largest Religion: Islam (98.6%)
Literacy Rate: 98 %

Ministry Head Quarters

Siliguri: is the second largest city in West Bengal (a state in India). It is one of the most strategic points in the 10/40 window. The city is located very close to Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh. All these countries can be reached within a couple of hours by road or train from Siliguri (Nepal is only an hours journey by road). Moreover, the city is also the access point to India from Myanmar (Burma) and Tibet (part of China now). Siliguri is also the access point between North-East India and the rest of India. The city has a population of 1.5 million. It is one of the few cities in the world where you can find people of 6 different countries living together (India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Bangladesh and Myanmar). Currently we have church-planters in the borders areas of India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh.

Raipur: Raipur is the capital of Chhattisgarh located right in the middle of India. The population is around 1 million and the city population is booming with industrial development. It is the largest tribal populated state in India. Currently we have 13 church planters associated with the organizations.

Funding: Reach Asia is a faith based ministry. Attempts based on biblical principles will be made to raise funds from churches and believers all over the world that have a heart for missions. However, the organization will be making every effort possible to generate local income in the mission fields to keep the ministry going and growing in the long-run.

Partnership opportunities for Churches:

  1. Be involved in mission activities through short-term mission trips, medical mission teams, training and compassion activities
  2. Partner with RAM and support the ministries in a State or a district or a town or a church-planting location
  3. Partner with RAM and support the Church-Planting Training Project in a State or Country
  4. Partner with RAM to support an orphanage in a State.
  5. Adopt a People Group.

Partnership Opportunities for Believers:

  1. Be part of a short-term mission team
  2. Partner with a church-planter with prayers and financial support
  3. Partner with RAM to support an orphan child
  4. Partner with RAM to support a Trainee who is going to be a leader/church-planter in the future
  5. Partner with RAM to support a team leader/director of AMI for the ministries in Asia
  6. Partner with RAM to support a staff of RAM in India

How Can You Help Today?

  1. $75 a month can support a church-planter (partial support)
  2. $1000 a month can help start a small training center to train (10) ten young men to be church-planters.
  3. Sponsor an orphan with $50 a month
  4. Support a Pastoral Trainee with $50 a month