In his home, Daimler helps by making beds and 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 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Daimler participates in Vacation Bible School. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, art and walking are his favorite activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Daimler will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Daimler lives in the semi-arid community of Coremas, home to approximately 15,200 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, bread, rice and beans. Common health problems in this area include depression, hypertension, diabetes, intestinal worms, diarrhea and infectious diseases. Most adults in Coremas work as fishermen and earn the equivalent of $104 per month. This community needs clean drinking water, a sewer system, doctors, qualified teachers, employment opportunities and vocational training centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Geraçao Futuro Student Center to provide Daimler with Bible teaching, physical education classes, health exams, tutoring, music courses and reading classes. The center staff will also provide meetings, educational lectures and home visits for the parents or guardians of Daimler.
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: West of Joao Pessoa