Genoveva makes her home with her father and her mother. Washing clothes, running errands and cleaning are her household duties. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 7 children in the family.
Playing with dolls, playing ball games and reading are Genoveva's favorite activities. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.
Please remember Genoveva in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Genoveva lives on the plains of El Torno, home to approximately 35,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, brick walls and corrugated iron roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, fish, bread, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include colds, parasites and wounds. Most adults in El Torno work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $175 per month. This community needs technical training centers and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of El Torno Student Center to provide Genoveva with Bible studies, medical checkups, dental treatment, health education, special celebrations, homework support and tutoring. The center staff will also provide conferences and special celebrations for the parents or guardians of Genoveva.
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: Southwest of Santa Cruz