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Yercko Roca  

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  • Age: 4
  • Birthday: August 5, 2009
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Bolivia
  • Center: El Alfarero Student Center
  • Child ID: BO3740712
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Yercko lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. Yercko works at home making beds. There are 5 children in the family.

Yercko is not presently attending school. Playing ball games is his favorite activity. He also attends church activities regularly.

Please remember Yercko in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Yercko lives on the plains of 23 de Noviembre Neighborhood, home to approximately 103,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of brick and have corrugated iron roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.

The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, chicken, bread, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include intestinal diseases, respiratory infections, anemia, dermatitis and dengue. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $116 per month. This community needs qualified teachers, employment opportunities and substance abuse rehabilitation centers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of El Alfarero Student Center to provide Yercko with Bible teaching, sports, health and dental hygiene education, homework support, school supplies, special celebrations and Bibles. The center staff will also provide medical checkups, special celebrations and educational seminars for the parents or guardians of Yercko.
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: North of Santa Cruz

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

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Your support provides:

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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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