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Juan Mamani  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: June 1, 2006
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Bolivia
  • Center: Nueva Esperanza Student Center
  • Child ID: BO6060509
    • Waiting: 322 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
In his home, Juan helps by making beds, helping in the kitchen and running errands. He lives with his mother. His mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 3 children in the family.

For fun, Juan enjoys playing with cars, playing ball games and playing group games. He attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.

Please remember Juan in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Juan lives on the plains of Miraflores, home to approximately 9,600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, tin walls and wood roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Aymaras and Quechuas. The most commonly spoken languages are Aymara, Quechua and Spanish.

The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, chicken, bread, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include dental and eye diseases, colds and warts. Most adults in Miraflores work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $50 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Nueva Esperanza Student Center to provide Juan with Bible teaching, hygiene education, nutritious food and self-esteem education. The center staff will also provide social activities and parenting workshops for the parents or guardians of Juan.
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: North of Oruro

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Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
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