Stephanie lives with her mother. Her mother is sometimes employed. Stephanie works at home running errands and cleaning. There are 5 children in the family.
Playing with dolls and playing group games are Stephanie's favorite activities. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.
Please remember Stephanie in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Stephanie lives in the hillside community of Alto Lupicancho, home to approximately 9,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and corrugated iron roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, chicken, bread, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include respiratory infections, tuberculosis, malnutrition, diarrhea and rheumatism. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $180 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs a sewer system, libraries, vocational training centers and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Tabernáculo Student Center to provide Stephanie with Bible lessons, nutritious food, self-esteem development, etiquette training, field trips, birthday celebrations, camps, baking classes and sports championships. The center staff will also provide child protection workshops, health education and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Stephanie.
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.
Map of Bolivia
Child's Location: Northeast of Oruro