Nestor lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed. Nestor works at home washing clothes, making beds and cleaning. There are 2 children in the family.
Volleyball, playing ball games and running are Nestor's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and camp.
Because of your sponsorship, Nestor will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Nestor lives in the hillside community of Villa Fatima, home to approximately 10,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, block walls and corrugated tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Aymara and the most commonly spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, chicken, fish, bread, beef, plantains, rice, potatoes and dehydrated potatoes. Common health problems in this area include anemia and vitamin A deficiency. Most adults in Villa Fatima work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $110 per month. This community needs better schools, qualified teachers and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of the Villa Fatima Student Center to provide Nestor with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health education, hygiene supplies, sports, special celebrations, field trips, library use and tutoring. The center staff will also provide special celebrations for the parents or guardians of Nestor.
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: Northeast of La Paz