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Marcos Muruchi  

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  • Age: 13
  • Birthday: August 12, 2000
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Bolivia
  • Center: Rios de Agua Viva Student Center
  • Child ID: BO5890025
    • Waiting: 280 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
In his home, Marcos helps by carrying water, making beds and helping in the kitchen. He lives with his grandmother. His grandmother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family.

For fun, Marcos enjoys soccer, singing and playing ball games. He attends church activities regularly and is in middle school where his performance is average.

Your love and support will help Marcos to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Marcos lives in the forested community of Villa Entre Ríos, home to approximately 5,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, brick walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Quechua.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, bread, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include colds and stomach infections. Most adults in Villa Entre Ríos work as market traders and earn the equivalent of $170 per month. This community has water, electricity and a sewer system but needs libraries and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Rios de Agua Viva Student Center to provide Marcos with Bible teaching, hygiene education, medical checkups, recreation activities, special celebrations, homework help, reading and writing reinforcement and technical training. The center staff will also provide special celebrations and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Marcos.
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.

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Child's Location: South of Cochabamba

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