Wilder lives with his mother. He is responsible for working at various household chores. His mother is sometimes employed. There are 3 children in the family.
Wilder is not presently attending school. Playing with friends is his favorite activity. He also attends Christian instruction regularly.
Please remember Wilder in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Wilder lives on the plains of Collpani Neighborhood, home to approximately 10,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Aymara.
The regional diet consists of bananas, fish, bread, beef, plantains, rice and goat. Common health problems in this area include diarrhea, respiratory infections, skin diseases, intestinal infections, vitamin A deficiency and anemia. Most adults in Collpani Neighborhood work as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $100 per month. This community needs vocational training, libraries, teachers, employment opportunities and improved salaries.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Centro Evangelistico Collpani to provide Wilder with Bible studies, health education, recreational activities, homework help and academic support. The center staff will also provide worship services and Bible teaching for the parents or guardians of Wilder.
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