Brayan lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a seller in the market and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. Brayan works at home running errands and cleaning. There are 3 children in the family.
For fun, Brayan enjoys soccer and playing with cars. He attends Vacation Bible School regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Your love and support will help Brayan to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Brayan lives on the plains of Alto Sebastian Pagador, home to approximately 8,274,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, chicken, bread, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include chagas disease (parasitic infection), tuberculosis and hepatitis. Most adults in Alto Sebastian Pagador work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $100 per month. This community has electricity and telephone service but needs water, libraries, employment opportunities, improved housing, day care centers, more schools and recreation centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Alto Pagador Student Center to provide Brayan with Bible teaching, health education, birthday parties, field trips, sports and academic support. The center staff will also provide meetings, Bible teaching and workshops for the parents or guardians of Brayan.
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: South of Cochabamba