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Mijael Miranda  

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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: February 18, 2007
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Bolivia
  • Center: CDI EFESO
  • Child ID: BO6070542
    • Waiting: 287 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Mijael lives with his mother. At home, duties include running errands. His mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Mijael participates in church activities. He is also in kindergarten where his performance is average. Playing with cars and playing group games are his favorite activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Mijael will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Mijael lives in the coastal community of Villa Trinidad, home to approximately 6,200 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 bread, beef, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include tuberculosis, anemia, diarrhea and intestinal illnesses. Most adults in Villa Trinidad work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $300 per month. This community needs employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI EFESO to provide Mijael with Bible teaching, developmental activities, nutritious food, hygiene education and games for developing self-esteem. The center staff will also provide evangelism and family meetings for the parents or guardians of Mijael.
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 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
  • Medical care
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  • Important life-skills training
  • 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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