Ronald lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include washing clothes, making beds and running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed. There are 5 children in the family.
Soccer, playing with cars and art are Ronald's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Ronald will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Ronald lives on the plains of Kami Collcapampa, home to approximately 7,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Quechua.
The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, chicken, fish, bread, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, malnutrition and diarrhea. Most adults in Kami Collcapampa work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $250 per month. This community needs employment opportunities and access to medical facilities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Misionera Student Center to provide Ronald with Bible studies, health and hygiene education, recreational activities, birthday celebrations, school support, talent development and reading and writing reinforcement. The center staff will also provide workshops and meetings for the parents or guardians of Ronald.
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