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Jennyffer Francisca Da Silva  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: June 20, 2008
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Brazil
  • Center: Eliasafe 3 Student Center
  • Child ID: BR5340138
    • Waiting: 199 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
Jennyffer makes her home with her mother. Running errands is her household duty. Her mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

Playing house and playing with dolls are Jennyffer's favorite activities. In kindergarten her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Jennyffer will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Jennyffer lives in the coastal community of Bebelândia, home to approximately 122,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic group and the most commonly spoken language is Portuguese.

The regional diet consists of bread, chicken, fish, rice and beans. Common health problems in this area include intestinal worms and respiratory problems. Most adults in Bebelândia work in factories and earn the equivalent of $377 per month. This community needs secondary schools, vocational training, employment opportunities and improved sanitation.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Eliasafe 3 Student Center to provide Jennyffer with Bible teaching, nutritious food, health and hygiene education, dance, theater and music lessons, tutoring and field trips. The center staff will also provide meetings and lectures for the parents or guardians of Jennyffer.
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 Recife

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
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  • Important life-skills training
  • 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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