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Mayan Rodrigues Da Paixao Silva  

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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: November 28, 2006
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Brazil
  • Center: CDI Memorial
  • Child ID: BR4040723
    • Waiting: 243 Days for a sponsor.
Mayan lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a seller in the market and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.

Soccer and playing group games are Mayan's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Mayan will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Mayan lives in one of the coastal communities of Sítio do Beirardo, Cardoso, Rua da Lama and Torre, home to approximately 35,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, cement walls and tile roofs. The spoken language is Portuguese.

The regional diet consists of beans, cassava and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory diseases, scabies and malnutrition. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $71 per month. These communities need employment opportunities, proper sanitation, suitable housing and improved quality of education.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Memorial to provide Mayan with Bible teaching, physical education, nutritional food, recreation activities and special celebrations. The center staff will also provide bimonthly meetings and educative lectures for the parents or guardians of Mayan.
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: In Recife

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