In his home, Jhonatan helps by carrying water, washing clothes and making beds. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 4 children in the family.
Soccer, basketball and singing are Jhonatan's favorite activities. In middle school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.
Please remember Jhonatan in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Jhonatan lives in the forested community of Campo Ferial, home to approximately 3,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, adobe walls and corrugated iron roofs. The most commonly spoken languages are Spanish and Quechua.
The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, chicken, bread, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include colds, malnutrition and diarrhea. Most adults in Campo Ferial work as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $50 per month. This community needs medical facilities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Fuente de Vida to provide Jhonatan with Bible teaching, medical care, health and hygiene instruction, recreational activities, social events, academic support, nutritious food and scholastic materials. The center staff will also provide evangelism and educational meetings for the parents or guardians of Jhonatan.
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: Southeast of Cochabamba