Remer lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for carrying water, making beds and running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 4 children in the family.
For fun, Remer enjoys playing with cars and playing ball games. He attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Your love and support will help Remer to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Remer lives on the plains of Valle Hermoso, home to approximately 25,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, adobe walls and corrugated iron roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, chicken, fish, bread, plantains, rice, potatoes and eggs.
Common health problems in this area include colds and diarrhea. Most adults are unemployed but some work as bricklayers or street vendors and earn the equivalent of $65 per month. This community needs technical training centers, libraries, employment opportunities and rehabilitation programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Monte Calvario Student Center to provide Remer with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health and hygiene education, opportunities for community service and academic support. In addition, pre-school programs and nutritious food are available for non-schooled children. The center staff will also provide opportunities for project involvement and family workshops for the parents or guardians of Remer.
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