Sara lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include washing clothes, making beds and running errands. There are 3 children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home.
For fun, Sara enjoys playing with dolls and jumping rope. She attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.
Your love and support will help Sara to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Sara lives on the plains of El Alto, home to approximately 25,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Aymara and the most commonly spoken language is Quechua.
The regional diet consists of maize, fish, bread, beef, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include colds, toothaches, malnutrition, bronchitis and gastritis. Most adults are unemployed but some work as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $182 per month. This community needs improved schools, libraries, educational materials, employment opportunities and medical facilities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Emaus Student Center to provide Sara with Bible teaching, nutritious food, medical checkups, hygiene education, field trips, income-generating training, recycling activities and opportunities to plant trees. The center staff will also provide evangelism and technical courses for the parents or guardians of Sara.
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: North of La Paz