Indaly lives with her stepfather and her mother. Her duties at home include running errands and cleaning. There are 2 children in the family. Her stepfather is employed and her mother maintains the home.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Indaly participates in church activities and Bible class. She is also in primary school where her performance is above average. Playing with dolls, hide-and-seek and playing group games are her favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Indaly to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Indaly lives in the coastal community of Carepa, home to approximately 8,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have plastic sheet roofs. The spoken language is Spanish. The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, fish and plantains.
Common health problems in this area include colds, malnutrition, stomach illnesses, allergies and fungal infections. Most adults in Carepa work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $223 per month. This community needs improved water and sewer systems, schools and a library.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of C.D.I. Creciendo en Jesús to provide Indaly with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health and hygiene education, community service opportunities, special celebrations, sports, field trips, tutoring, library access, computer classes and home visits. Seventy percent of the children in this project do not attend school because they are underage. The center staff will provide reading and writing workshops and skills training for children not enrolled in school.
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 Medellin