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Carlos Eduardo Da Silva De Almeida  

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  • Age: 12
  • Birthday: July 26, 2004
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Brazil
  • Center: Centro Social Bálsamo
  • Child ID: BR4500180
    • Child's birthday is today.
Carlos lives with his mother. He is responsible for carrying water and running errands. His mother maintains the home.

For fun, Carlos enjoys soccer, playing with cars and bicycling. He attends church activities regularly and is in middle school where his performance is average.

Your love and support will help Carlos to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Carlos lives in the mountainous community of Camará, home to approximately 4,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The spoken language is Portuguese.

The regional diet consists of beans, bread, cassava and rice. Common health problems in this area include dengue fever, viruses, infections and tooth decay. Most adults in Camará work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $242 per month. This community needs middle schools and programs to generate financial resources.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Centro Social Bálsamo to provide Carlos with Bible classes, dance classes, social events and tutoring. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Carlos.
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: North of Fortaleza

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