In her home, Angie helps by making beds, running errands and cleaning. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is employed and her mother is employed as a teacher. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Angie enjoys singing, jumping rope and playing group games. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is above average.
Please remember Angie in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Angie lives in the coastal community of Barrio Union de Vivienda Popular, home to approximately 30,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and corrugated iron roofs. The most commonly spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of beans, chicken, fish, bread, beef, plantains and rice. Most adults in Barrio Union de Vivienda Popular are unemployed but some work as fishermen and earn the equivalent of $90 per month. This community has electricity but needs an adequate sewer system, employment opportunities and technological institutions.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI La Bendicion de Dios to provide Angie with Bible teaching, nutritious food, parasite treatment, medical checkups, self-esteem workshops and academic support. The center staff will also provide parents' school and income generating training for the parents or guardians of Angie.
Surrounded by the Andes Mountains, Colombia's terrain ranges from the cooler highlands to the tropical coast along the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean. Vast stretches of lowlands east of the mountains are thinly populated and only partially explored.
Two of Colombia's main exports are coffee and oil, though drug trafficking is a serious problem. About 73 percent of the population is urban, and most Colombians are Catholic. The racial makeup includes mestizos (Spanish and Native American), Europeans, those of black and white ancestry, and those of black and Native American ancestry. Spanish is the official language. Compassion works in Colombia's most populated northern regions.
Since its liberation from Spain in the early 19th century, Colombia has violently struggled to find its identity. In 1886, Colombia established its first constitution, which was modified and updated in 1991. The document established the basic present-day government structure consolidating the central government, ending rivalries among political factions, and creating the oldest democracy in Latin America. Yet peaceful coexistence among the multiethnic and multiparty groups in this country remains elusive. Despite a growing sense of confidence in the economy helped in part by a free trade agreement with the United States, Colombia resides in a perpetual state of political and social turmoil. Warring factions have battled for control since independence. Thousands of political figures have been massacred, and paramilitary groups that formed have installed a legacy of terrorism that ravages the country today. The National Front brought a measure of stability in the 1960s, but for all the gains made, Colombia is still plagued by political corruption, drug wars, guerrilla activity and terrorist violence.
Map of Colombia
Child's Location: Northwest of Cali