Yesica lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother is sometimes employed as a seller in the market. Yesica works at home washing clothes, helping in the kitchen and running errands. There are 4 children in the family.
Playing a musical instrument, walking and playing ball games are Yesica's favorite activities. In high school her performance is average and she also regularly attends youth group.
Please remember Yesica in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Yesica lives on the plains of Barrio Siglo XX, Kami, home to approximately 13,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, mud walls and corrugated tin roofs. The most commonly spoken languages are Quechua and Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, chicken, bread, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include colds, coughs and intestinal parasites. Most adults work in construction and earn the equivalent of $220 per month. This community needs a library, employment opportunities and scholastic materials.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Carachipampa Student Center to provide Yesica with Bible studies, medical care, special celebrations, leadership training, academic support and technical training. The center staff will also provide health education for the parents or guardians of Yesica.
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 Cochabamba