In his home, Davi helps by running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.
Davi is not presently attending school. Soccer is his favorite activity. He also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.
Your love and support will help Davi to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Davi lives in the semi-arid community of Jericó, home to approximately 7,600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The spoken language is Portuguese.
The regional diet consists of maize, fish, rice, cassava, beans, beef and goat. Common health problems in this area include depressions, hypertension, diabetes, diarrhea and viral infections. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $157 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, improved sanitation, vocational training and a well-equipped hospital.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Centro Evangélico de Apoio a Criança (CEAC) to provide Davi with Bible teaching, games, hygiene education, medical tests, dance classes, tutoring, computer courses and community service opportunities. The center staff will also provide meetings, educational lectures, health education and handicraft training for the parents or guardians of Davi.
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: Northwest of Joao Pessoa