Angie lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include making beds and cleaning. There are 3 children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother maintains the home.
For fun, Angie enjoys playing with dolls, jumping rope and playing group games. She attends Bible class regularly and is in middle school where her performance is above average.
Your love and support will help Angie to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Angie lives on the plains of Barrio Botero, home to approximately 6,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and corrugated iron roofs. The regional diet consists of bread, beef, plantains and rice.
Common health problems in this area include parasites, influenza, diarrhea and malnutrition. Half of the adults in Barrio Botero are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $166 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs schools, educational materials, employment opportunities and drug abuse prevention programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Centro de Desarrollo Integral Padre Abraham to provide Angie with Bible classes, vaccinations, parasite treatment, clinical exams, nutritious snacks, birthday celebrations, field trips, recreational activities and academic reinforcement. The center staff will also provide parenting education and evangelism for the parents or guardians or 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: North Sincelejo