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Frank Vaca  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: February 9, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Bolivia
  • Center: Nazareth Student Center
  • Child ID: BO3800479
    • Waiting: 471 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Frank lives with his mother. His mother is sometimes employed. Frank works at home cleaning. There are 5 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Frank participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Playing with cars and playing ball games are his favorite activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Frank will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Frank lives on the plains of Minero, home to approximately 25,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement with corrugated iron roofs. The regional diet consists of bananas, bread, cassava, beef, plantains and rice.

Common health problems in this are include malnutrition, parasites and colds. Most adults in Minero work on plantations or as taxi drivers and earn the equivalent of $87 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, libraries and recreational facilities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Nazareth Student Center to provide Frank with Bible teaching, hygiene education, recreational activities, artistic development and homework help. In addition, Bible teaching and hygiene education are available for non-schooled children. Thirty percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide meetings and opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Frank.
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

A credit card is required to sponsor this child because this child has been waiting 471 days for a sponsor. Please make a difference in the life of this child who has been anxiously waiting for a sponsor

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
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  • Important life-skills training
  • 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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