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Jessica Chura  

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  • Age: 11
  • Birthday: April 26, 2002
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Bolivia
  • Center: Fuente Sanadora Student Center
  • Child ID: BO6440083
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Jessica lives with her stepfather and her mother. Her stepfather is sometimes employed and her mother is sometimes employed. Jessica works at home washing clothes, making beds and helping in the kitchen. There are 4 children in the family.

For fun, Jessica enjoys basketball, playing ball games and hide-and-seek. She attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.

Please remember Jessica in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Jessica lives in the mountainous community of Zona Villa Copacabana, home to approximately 4,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs.

The regional diet consists of chicken, bread, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include respiratory infections, diarrhea and skin diseases. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $130 per month. This community needs technical schools, health centers and stable employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Fuente Sanadora Student Center to provide Jessica with Bible studies, medical examinations, dental care, special celebrations and academic support. The center staff will also provide evangelism and special celebrations for the parents or guardians of Jessica.
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: Center of Potosi

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
  • 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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When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.