Ana lives with her father and her mother. She is responsible for making beds and running errands. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
For fun, Ana enjoys bicycling and playing group games. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in kindergarten where her performance is average.
Your love and support will help Ana to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Ana lives on the plains of Henequen, home to approximately 2,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, bamboo walls and tin roofs.
The regional diet consists of chicken, cassava and rice. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, anemia, the flu, diarrhea and fevers. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $79 per month. This community needs trained teachers, scholastic materials, employment opportunities, drinking water, a sewage system, paved streets and a health center.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of C.D.I. Vida Nueva de Salvación to provide Ana with Bible studies, spiritual retreats, medical and dental checkups, nutritious food, health education, special celebrations, crafts, tutoring, income-generating skills, sports, musical instrument lessons and community service opportunities. Sixty-five percent of the children in this project do not attend school because they are under age. The center staff will also provide schooling, evangelism and worship meetings for the parents or guardians of Ana.
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 Magangue