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Andre Luis Nobre Santos  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: March 5, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Brazil
  • Center: Bom Samaritano Student Center
  • Child ID: BR4810072
    • Waiting: 328 days for a sponsor. Urgent need for a sponsor.
Andre lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for buying or selling in the market , making beds and running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Andre participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, playing with cars and art are his favorite activities.

Please remember Andre in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Andre lives in the hillside community of Governador Eugênio Barros, home to approximately 16,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tile roofs. The spoken language is Portuguese.

The regional diet consists of maize, bread, rice, beans and cuxá (leaf typical of the region). Common health problems in this area include fevers, flu, headaches, sore throat, diarrhea and chicken pox. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $175 per month. This community needs qualified teachers, improved sanitation and street lights.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Bom Samaritano Student Center to provide Andre with Bible studies, recreational activities and music classes. The center staff will also provide meetings, health care education, couples workshops and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Andre.
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 Teresina

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