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Cinthia Coaquira  

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  • Age: 11
  • Birthday: January 31, 2003
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Bolivia
  • Center: Villa Alemania Student Center
  • Child ID: BO4160533
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Cinthia lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother maintains the home. Cinthia works at home making beds and cleaning. There are 6 children in the family.

Playing ball games, hide-and-seek and playing group games are Cinthia's favorite activities. In middle school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.

Your love and support will help Cinthia to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Cinthia lives on the plains of Villa Alemania Neighborhood, home to approximately 12,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and corrugated iron roofs. The most commonly spoken languages are Aymara and Spanish.

The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, bread, beef, rice and potatoes. A common health problem in this area is headaches. Most adults are unemployed but some work as street vendors or day laborers and earn the equivalent of $100 per month. This community needs libraries, educational materials, food and better schools.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Villa Alemania Student Center to provide Cinthia with Bible teaching, health education, sports, birthday celebrations, field trips, academic support, educational classes and gifts and talents identification. The center staff will also provide workshops for the parents or guardians of Cinthia.
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: Northwest of El Alto

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

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