Wilder lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for running errands and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Wilder enjoys playing with cars and running. He attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
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 Zona Sud, home to approximately 7,100 residents. Typical houses have cement floors and corrugated tin roofs. The most commonly spoken languages are Spanish and Quechua.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, bread, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include colds, coughs, chickenpox, diarrhea and stomachaches. Most adults in Zona Sud work as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $80 per month. This community needs schools, employment opportunities and qualified teachers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Iglesia Esteban Arze Student Center to provide Wilder with Bible teaching, medical and dental checkups, birthday celebrations, recreational activities, school supplies, English courses, drawing classes and nutritious lunches. The center staff will also provide meetings and workshops 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: Southern Cochabamba