Hayrthon lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for washing clothes, making beds and running errands. His father is employed as a teacher and his mother maintains the home.
Soccer, playing ball games and listening to music are Hayrthon's favorite activities. In middle school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and camp.
Your love and support will help Hayrthon to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Hayrthon lives on the plains of Villa Cooperativa, home to approximately 4,000 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 chicken, fish, beef, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include severe respiratory infections, diarrhea, skin diseases, tuberculosis, colds and malnutrition. Most adults in Villa Cooperativa work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $145 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, scholastic materials, libraries and technical training.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Villa Cooperativa Student Center to provide Hayrthon with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health and hygiene education, nutritious food, field trips, academic support and vocational training. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings for the parents or guardians of Hayrthon.
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: West of El Alto-La Paz