Jhonny lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include running errands. There are 4 children in the family. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Jhonny participates in church activities. He is also in pre-school where his performance is average. Playing with cars, playing ball games and playing group games are his favorite activities.
Please remember Jhonny in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Jhonny lives in the mountainous community of Mineros San Juan, home to approximately 7,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and corrugated iron roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, chicken, bread, beef, plantains, rice, potatoes and eggs.
A common health problem in this area is diarrhea. Half of the adults in Mineros San Juan are unemployed but some work as bricklayers and earn the equivalent of $84 per month. This community needs potable water, a sewage system, secondary schools, technical training centers, employment opportunities and alcohol abuse rehabilitation centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Minero San Juan Student Center to provide Jhonny with Bible studies, games, medical checkups, special celebrations, academic support, bakery training and field trips. The center staff will also provide Bible studies and health education for the parents or guardians of Jhonny.
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