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Sandra Elizabeth Mancebo  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: October 18, 2008
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Dominican Republic
  • Center: El Buen Samaritano Student Center
  • Child ID: DR2401042
    • Waiting: 360 days for a sponsor. Urgent need for a sponsor.
Sandra lives with her grandfather and her grandmother. At home, duties include running errands and cleaning. Her grandfather is sometimes employed as a laborer and her grandmother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.

Sandra is not presently attending school. Playing house, playing with dolls and running are her favorite activities. She also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.

Your love and support will help Sandra to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Sandra lives on the plains of Pedernales, home to approximately 28,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement. The regional diet consists of beans and rice.

Common health problems in this area include parasites, the flu, stomach illnesses, tonsillitis and sexually transmitted diseases. Most adults in Pedernales work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $162 per month. This community needs vocational training, employment opportunities and recreation centers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of El Buen Samaritano Student Center to provide Sandra with Bible teaching, hygiene education, dental checkups, vaccinations, nutritious food, sports competitions, special celebrations, vocational training and handicraft courses. In addition, non-schooled children receive puppet shows, painting courses and drama classes. The center staff will also provide parenting education for the parents or guardians of Sandra.
The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. It has a tropical climate, but moist, year-round trade winds keep temperatures between 72 and 83 degrees.

Nearly three out of four Dominicans have both black and Caucasian ancestry. Spanish is the official language, and 95 percent of Dominicans are Catholic. Nearly 90 percent of Dominicans live in rural areas where unemployment is high and malnutrition is widespread. A family's diet consists mainly of rice, beans and chicken. Though agriculture was long the economic mainstay, in recent years growth in tourism and free-trade zones has made the service sector the country's largest employer. Compassion works with children in nearly every region of the country.

The Taíno people were the country's original inhabitants. In 1492, they welcomed Christopher Columbus in his first voyage to the island, but subsequent colonizers were brutal, reducing the Taíno population from about 1 million to about 500 in 50 years. Hispaniola became the center of Spanish rule in the West Indies. The indigenous people were wiped out and slaves were brought from Africa to populate the island. The descendants of those slaves form most of the population today. For three centuries, Spain governed Hispaniola, followed by France. In 1804, the western part of the island won independence as the Republic of Haiti. In 1844, the eastern two-thirds of the island revolted and formed the Dominican Republic. In 2004, Leonel Antonio Fernández Reyna was elected to his second term as president.

Map of Dominican Republic

Child's Location: Central Pedernales

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