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Katlen Sofia Torquato Da Silva  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: January 24, 2010
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Brazil
  • Center: Centro Educacional Betesda de Tauá
  • Child ID: BR2311554
In her home, Katlen helps by running errands. She lives with her mother. Her mother is employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family.

For fun, Katlen enjoys playing house, art and playing with dolls. She attends Bible class regularly and is in kindergarten where her performance is average.

Please remember Katlen in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Katlen lives on the plains of Aldeota, home to approximately 2,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The commonly spoken language is Portuguese.

The regional diet consists of chicken, eggs, potatoes, rice, bread and beans. Common health problems in this area include the flu and mycosis (fungal infection). Most adults in Aldeota are unemployed but some work on plantaions and earn the equivalent of $144 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, secondary schools and vocational courses.

Your sponsorship allows the staff at Centro Educacional Betesda de Tauá to provide Katlen with Bible teaching, hygiene education, sports, English classes, information technology course and school support. The center staff will also provide meetings and home visits for the parents or guardians of Katlen.
Encompassing the Amazon River basin, Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world in terms of landmass. The country occupies about half of the South American continent. About 90 percent of Brazilians live on 10 percent of the land, a 200-mile tropical zone bordering the Atlantic Ocean.

In addition to indigenous peoples, the country is home to Portuguese, Africans brought to Brazil as slaves and European and Asian groups that have settled there in the last century. The national language is Portuguese. Seventy percent of Brazilians are Catholic. Compassion works mainly in the northeastern and southeastern parts of Brazil. Like many of its South American neighbors, Brazil is struggling to balance the needs of its indigenous people with the desire to industrialize its nation.

Originally inhabited by indigenous people, Brazil was claimed by Portugal as a colony in 1500. Portuguese rule lasted until 1822, when the colony declared its independence and established an independent monarchy. The monarchy ruled until 1889, when Brazil became a republic. The new republic adopted a federative system of government, which it still maintains. Since 1995, when Fernando Henrique Cardoso became president, the country has seen a decline in the rate of inflation and has enjoyed sustained economic growth. Though economically ahead of many of its neighbors, Brazil struggles with high unemployment, a debt-ridden economy and rampant poverty.

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Child's Location: Southwest of Fortaleza

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