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Bryan Alfredo Gonzalez Heras  

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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: September 9, 1997
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Ecuador
  • Center: Rey de Reyes (King of Kings) Student Center
  • Child ID: EC5510116
Bryan lives with his father and his mother. His father is employed as a laborer and his mother is employed as a laborer. Bryan works at home caring for animals, making beds and cleaning.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Bryan participates in Bible class, Vacation Bible School and camp. He is also in high school where his performance is above average. Soccer, singing and walking are his favorite activities.

Please remember Bryan in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Project: EC-551, Rey de Reyes (King of Kings) Student Center

Location: Los Esteros, Guayaquil, Ecuador

Bryan lives in the coastal community of Los Esteros, home to approximately 8,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement or wood floors, brick or bamboo walls and tin roofs. The most commonly spoken language is Spanish.

The regional diet consists of beans, chicken, fish, bread, beef, potatoes, bananas, plantains and rice. Common health problems in this area include skin diseases, breathing illnesses and fevers. Most adults work as day laborers, street vendors, in domestic service or in factories and earn the equivalent of $240 per month.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Rey de Reyes (King of Kings) Student Center to provide Bryan with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health education, sports, picnics, special celebrations, homework help and vocational training. The center staff will also provide parents' school and family therapy for the parents or guardians of Bryan.
Straddling the equator, Ecuador has two Andes mountain ranges that split it into three zones: the western coastal lowlands, the central Andean highlands and the eastern jungles of the Amazon basin. The lowlands and islands are hot and humid and the highlands are temperate.

The Ecuadorian population is about 25 percent Amerindian and 65 percent mestizo (Amerindian and Caucasian). The remainder is of Spanish or African descent. Most people live in urban settings. Spanish is the official language but many Indians speak Quechua, the language of the Incas, and practice traditional religions. Ninety-five percent of Ecuadorians are Catholic. Compassion works throughout central and western Ecuador.

Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro invaded Ecuador, home of the Inca Empire, in 1532 and controlled it within two years. In 1822, Ecuador gained freedom as part of a federation known as Gran Colombia. In 1830, it gained independence as Ecuador.

In recent decades, Ecuador's economy has relied heavily on oil export revenue, so fluctuations in world market prices have a significant economic impact. A drop in world oil prices combined with natural disasters in the late 1990s to drive Ecuador's economy into poverty. In 2000, Congress enacted reforms and adopted the U.S. dollar as legal tender, which helped stabilize the economy. In recent years, however, economic reforms have been reversed, making Ecuador again vulnerable to oil price swings and financial crises. And though Ecuador marked 25 years of civilian governance in 2004, it has been troubled by political instability, including the ouster of the last three democratically elected presidents. Rafael Correa is the current president.

Map of Ecuador

Child's Location: Southern Guayaquil

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