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Adela Apaza  

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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: June 11, 1997
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Bolivia
  • Center: Bet-el Student Center
  • Child ID: BO1790498
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
In her home, Adela helps by carrying water, buying or selling in the market and washing clothes. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

Ping pong, volleyball and singing are Adela's favorite activities. In high school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities and Vacation Bible School.

Because of your sponsorship, Adela will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Adela lives on the plains of Oruro, home to approximately 15,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, adobe walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Aymaras, Chipayas and Uru Mularos and the most commonly spoken languages are Aymara, Quechua and Spanish.

The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, chicken, bread, beef, rice, plantains and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include breathing disorders, tuberculosis, malnutrition, rheumatism and diarrhea. Most adults work as masons and earn the equivalent of $65 per month. This community needs law enforcement, health services and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Bet-el Student Center to provide Adela with Bible teaching, dental checkups, parasite treatments, recreational activities, picnics, social events and academic support. The center staff will also provide meetings and educational talks for the parents or guardians of Adela.
Bolivia is comprised of four geographic regions: the central plateau in the Andes Mountains, the Lake Titicaca region, the central region's semitropical rain forests and the hot, humid lowlands of the east. Landlocked, Bolivia borders Chile, Peru, Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil.

Bolivia has the largest natural gas reserve in South America. Still, it remains the least developed country on the continent. Half the population is made up of indigenous groups who speak Aymara and Quechua and are who are mired in poverty. Compassion works mainly among the indigenous highlanders who make beautiful hand-woven textiles from the wool of alpacas and llamas, animals that also provide milk, meat and transport. Corn and potatoes are staples of the indigenous diet. Virtually all Bolivians are Catholic.

Once known as the cradle of the Inca Empire, Bolivia came under Spanish rule in 1535. Bolivia won independence in 1825. Until the end of the nineteenth century, there were many coups and short-lived constitutions. The period from 1952 to 1964 was marked by significant economic and social reforms and a new constitution was adopted in 1967; however, civil unrest continues to dominate Bolivia's politics. Bolivia is a divided country. Its indigenous people are locked in a battle with its industry and political leaders to gain more economic independence.

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Child's Location: Southwest of downtown Oruro

Child lives in an area with higher risk of child exploitation and abuse.

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Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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