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Victor Alexandre Trajano Firmino  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: July 19, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Brazil
  • Center: CEB - Lugar de Vida Student Center
  • Child ID: BR5160073
    • Child is mentally or physically challenged.
Victor lives with his mother. His duties at home include caring for animals and running errands. There are 2 children in the family. His mother is employed as a laborer.

Soccer, playing with cars and playing with marbles are Victor's favorite activities. In kindergarten his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.

Your care and consistent sponsorship are especially important to Victor because he is visually impaired. Thank you for your love and prayers.
Victor lives in the mountainous community of Conjunto do Fogo, home to approximately 2,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The spoken language is Portuguese.

The regional diet consists of bread, bananas, chicken, rice, beans and cassava. Common health problems in this area include viruses, worms and respiratory illnesses. Most adults in Conjunto do Fogo work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $139 per month. This community needs improved sanitation, employment opportunities, vocational training centers and improved housing.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of CEB-Lugar de Vida Student Center to provide Victor with Bible studies, nutritious food, vaccinations, health education, sports, choir, preschool activities and home visits. All children in this project currently do not attend school because they are underage. The project staff will also provide meetings and lectures for the parents or guardians of Victor.
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 Recife

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