In his home, Josue helps by making beds and cleaning. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
Soccer, basketball and playing ball games are Josue's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.
Please remember Josue in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Josue lives on the plains of Alto de la Alianza, home to approximately 10,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, adobe walls and tin roofs. The most commonly spoken languages are Spanish and Aymara.
The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, chicken, bread, beef, plantains, rice, potatoes and noodles. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, diarrhea, malnutrition and intestinal parasites. Most adults are unemployed but some work as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $66 per month. This community needs affordable education, employment opportunities, improved housing and security.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Alto de la Alianza Student Center to provide Josue with Bible teaching, hygiene education, nutritious food, games and academic support. The center staff will also provide social activities and parenting training for the parents or guardians of Josue.
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: Southwest of La Paz