In her home, Lisbeth helps by caring for children, helping in the kitchen and cleaning. She lives with her mother. Her mother is sometimes employed.
Volleyball, playing with dolls and walking are Lisbeth's favorite activities. In middle school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.
Your love and support will help Lisbeth to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Lisbeth lives in the community of El Rollo, home to approximately 4,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs..
The regional diet consists of beef, bread, chicken, maize, potatoes and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory and intestinal infections and skin diseases. Most adults in El Rollo work as day laborers, market traders, street vendors or subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $21 per month. This community needs schools, health centers and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Nueva Jerusalen Student Center to provide Lisbeth with Bible studies, health screenings and education, hygiene lessons, games, community service opportunities, retreats, talent development, music classes, team building activities, contests, computer courses and life skills training. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings and counseling for the parents or guardians of Lisbeth.
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: Center of Sucre