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Richard Yavi  

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  • Age: 18
  • Birthday: July 23, 1995
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Bolivia
  • Center: Monte Sinai Student Center
  • Child ID: BO6040020
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Richard lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include making beds, running errands and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a seller in the market. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Richard participates in church activities. He is also in high school where his performance is average. Soccer, playing ball games and playing group games are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Richard to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Richard lives in the mountainous community of Alto Oruro, home to approximately 7,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, adobe walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group is Aymara and the most commonly spoken languages are Aymara and Spanish.

The regional diet consists of bread, beef, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include colds and respiratory infections. Most adults work in domestic services or as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $105 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs tuition assistance and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Monte Sinai Student Center to provide Richard with Bible teaching, hygiene education, supplementary food, self-esteem development and educational classes. The center staff will also provide evangelism and counseling for the parents or guardians of Richard.
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: Southwest of Oruro

Child lives in an area with higher risk of child exploitation and abuse.

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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