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Luis Gonzales  

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  • Age: 10
  • Birthday: December 4, 2003
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Bolivia
  • Center: La Victoria Student Center
  • Child ID: BO3870191
    • Waiting: 351 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Luis lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include making beds and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother maintains the home. There are 5 children in the family.

Playing with cars, playing with marbles and playing group games are Luis's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.

Your love and support will help Luis to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Luis lives in the hillside community of La Victoria, home to approximately 39,600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement or dirt floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The most commonly spoken languages are Spanish and Quechua.

The regional diet consists of bananas, chicken, rice, potatoes and noodles. Common health problems in this area include colds, diarrhea and dengue fever. Most adults in La Victoria are employed as salesmen or masons and earn the equivalent of $171 per month. This community needs technical and vocational training centers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of La Victoria Student Center to provide Luis with Bible teaching, hygiene education, medical checkups, field trips, art activities, academic support and environmental protection education. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Luis.
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: Southwest of Santa Cruz

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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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