Rosmery lives with her mother. She is responsible for running errands and cleaning. Her mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Rosmery participates in Bible class. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Singing, playing with dolls and playing ball games are her favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Rosmery to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Rosmery lives on the plains of Sucre-San Marcos, home to approximately 10,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, mud walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Mestizo and the most commonly spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of bananas, fish, cassava, beef and rice. Common health problems in this area include the flu, skin allergies and asthma. Most adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $134 per month. This community needs schools, libraries and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of C.D.I. Libertad to provide Rosmery with Bible teaching, medical care, sports, health education, nutritious food, special celebrations, handicraft training, field trips, tutoring, speech therapy, painting classes and music lessons. The center staff will also provide schooling, conferences and sports for the parents or guardians of Rosmery.
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: Southeast of Sincelejo