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Anderson Rui Coelho Lima  

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  • Age: 18
  • Birthday: July 29, 1996
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Brazil
  • Center: Escola de Ensino Fundamental Raio de Luz
  • Child ID: BR3220521
Anderson lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home.

Playing a musical instrument, soccer and bicycling are Anderson's favorite activities. In high school his performance is average and he also regularly attends Bible class.

Your love and support will help Anderson to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Anderson lives on the plains of Granja Portugal, home to approximately 40,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The spoken language is Portuguese.

The regional diet consists of beans, chicken, bread, potatoes, eggs and rice. Common health problems in this area include mosquito transmitted diseases, viruses and respiratory illnesses. Most adults in Granja Portugal work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $275 per month. This community needs proper sanitation, schools, law enforcement and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Escola de Ensino Fundamental Raio de Luz Student Center to provide Anderson with Christian education, medical and dental screening, educational lectures, academic support, sports, food and medicine. The center staff will also provide seminars for the parents or guardians of Anderson.
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: West of Fortaleza

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