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Alex Junior Sousa Da Costa  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: November 5, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Brazil
  • Center: Filhos do Rei Student Center
  • Child ID: BR4540533
    • Waiting: 213 Days for a sponsor.
Alex makes his home with his father and his mother. Buying or selling in the market , caring for children and running errands are his household duties. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 4 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Alex participates in Bible class and Vacation Bible School. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, playing with cars and playing with marbles are his favorite activities.

Please remember Alex in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Alex lives in the community of Bom Jardim, home to approximately 2,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The spoken language is Portuguese.

The regional diet consists of beans, bananas, chicken, bread, cassava, beef and rice. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, pneumonia and scabies. Most adults in Bom Jardim work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $453 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, improved sanitation and schools.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Filhos do Rei Student Center to provide Alex with Bible teaching, recreational activities, tutoring, hygiene education and classes in traffic laws. The center staff will also provide meetings and workshops for the parents or guardians of Alex.
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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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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