In his home, Rosendo helps by running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 6 children in the family.
Rosendo is not presently attending school. Playing with cars, playing ball games and running are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities regularly.
Please remember Rosendo in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Rosendo lives in the mountainous community of Nueva Esperanza, home to approximately 15,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The most commonly spoken language is Quechua.
The regional diet consists of rice. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, intestinal infections, parasitism, allergies, lice, anemia, measles, chickenpox, conjunctivitis, scoliosis, fevers, the flu, urinary infections and headaches. Most adults in Nueva Esperanza work as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $143 per month. This community needs improved sanitation, garbage collection and permanent employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Lirio de los Valles Student Center to provide Rosendo with Bible studies, medical checkups, health education, group games, sports, art and music activities and scholastic support. Eighty percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are underage.
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: Southeast of Cochabamba