Josenildo lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. Josenildo works at home running errands. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Josenildo enjoys soccer, playing with cars and telling stories. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Your love and support will help Josenildo to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Josenildo lives in the community of Vitorino Freire, home to approximately 28,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, block walls and tile roofs. The regional diet consists of chicken, beef, rice, beans and couscous.
Common health problems in this area include viruses, diarrhea, dengue fever, intestinal worms, malnutrition, tuberculosis and leprosy. Most adults in Vitorino Freire work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $247 per month. This community has electricity but needs improved access to water, a sanitation system, vocational training centers and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Projeto Jesus e as Crianças Student Center to provide Josenildo with Bible teaching, health and hygiene education, recreational activities, choir, educational games and special celebrations. The center staff will also provide parent meetings and couples' workshops for the parents or guardians of Josenildo.
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: Northwest of Teresina