Aracely lives with her mother. At home, duties include caring for animals. Her mother is sometimes employed. There are 2 children in the family.
Aracely is not presently attending school. Playing with dolls is her favorite activity. She also attends Bible class regularly.
Please remember Aracely in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Aracely lives on the plains of Buena Vista, home to approximately 14,600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, cement walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic groups and languages are Spanish, Quechua and Aymara.
The regional diet consists of beans, bananas, chicken, bread, fish, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include intestinal infections, malnutrition, parasites and skin diseases. Most adults in Buena Vista work as day laborers or in agriculture and earn the equivalent of $150 per month. This community needs vocational training centers, adult literacy programs and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Buena Vista Student Center to provide Aracely with Bible studies, dental hygiene education, medical exams, field trips, birthday celebrations, academic support and vocational training. The center staff will also provide evangelism and health workshops for the parents or guardians of Aracely.
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: Northwest of Santa Cruz