Raimundo lives with his uncle and his mother. At home, duties include caring for animals. His uncle is not employed and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Raimundo enjoys soccer and walking. He attends church activities and choir regularly and is in kindergarten where his performance is average.
Your love and support will help Raimundo to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Raimundo lives in the community of Aldeia Parque, home to approximately 4,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, mud walls and tile roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Portuguese.
The regional diet consists of bread, rice and beans. Common health problems in this area include worms, skin diseases, respiratory illnesses, diarrhea and malnutrition. Most adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $223 per month. This community needs vocational training, improved public schools, employment opportunities and health services.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of AMPECC - Amparando Pequeninos com Cristo Student Center to provide Raimundo with Bible teaching, hygiene education, nutritious food, medical exams, group activities, special celebrations, camps, tutoring, reading workshops, music and art lessons, computer courses and field trips. The center staff will also provide meetings, lectures and special celebrations for the parents or guardians of Raimundo.
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.
Map of Brazil
Child's Location: South of Fortaleza