Yunior lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include making beds, running errands and cleaning. There are 5 children in the family. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed.
For fun, Yunior enjoys soccer, playing with cars and playing with marbles. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Please remember Yunior in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Yunior lives on the plains of Cotoca, home to approximately 45,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Quechua and the spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of bananas, fish, bread, cassava, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include toothaches, dengue and colds. Most adults are unemployed but some work as potters and earn the equivalent of $150 per month. This community has electricity and clean water but needs paved streets, employment opportunities, hospitals and recreation centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Vida Nueva Student Center to provide Yunior with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health education, recreational games, special celebrations, school supplies and support in math and reading homework. The center staff will also provide workshops and meetings for the parents or guardians of Yunior.
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: East of Santa Cruz