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David Ramirez  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: December 25, 2006
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Dominican Republic
  • Center: Centro de Desarrollo Integral Sembradores de Amor
  • Child ID: DR4521061
David lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is employed as a laborer. David works at home making beds and running errands. There are 4 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, David participates in Bible class and Vacation Bible School. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Playing ball games and playing group games are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help David to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
David lives on the plains of Villa Consuelo, home to approximately 100,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs.

The regional diet consists of beans, chicken, plantains and rice. Common health problems in this area include the flu, tooth decay and stomach problems. Most adults in Villa Consuelo work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $148 per month. This community needs law enforcement, drug abuse prevention programs, employment opportunities and schools.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Sembradores de Amor Student Center to provide David with Bible teaching, medical and vision checkups, field trips, social events, school supplies, educational classes and vocational courses. The center staff will also provide evangelism and first aid training for the parents or guardians of David.
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.

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Child's Location: In Santo Domingo

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