In his home, Brayan helps by running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Brayan participates in church activities. He is also in kindergarten where his performance is average. Playing with cars and playing ball games are his favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Brayan to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Brayan lives in the mountainous community of Los Angeles, home to approximately 5,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of bananas, chicken, fish, bread, beef, rice and potatoes.
Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, dental cavities and intestinal and digestive infections. Most adults in Los Angeles work as day laborers or street vendors and earn the equivalent of $72 per month. This community needs stable employment opportunities and access to health care.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Peña de Horeb Student Center to provide Brayan with Bible teaching, health education, counseling, social activities, academic support, vocational training, field trips, medical checkups and special celebrations. The center staff will also provide parenting education for the parents or guardians of Brayan.
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 El Alto