Evelin lives with her father and her mother. Her father is not employed and her mother is sometimes employed. Evelin works at home washing clothes, helping in the kitchen and running errands. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Evelin enjoys playing house, jumping rope and playing ball games. She attends Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.
Because of your sponsorship, Evelin will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Evelin lives in the mountainous community of San Antonio el Grande, Mucicipio de Huehuetla, home to approximately 3,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement with wood walls. The most commonly spoken language is Otomi.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, plantains and rice. Common health problems in this area include dengue, gastrointestinal diseases, colds and coughs. Half of the adults are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers or on plantations and earn the equivalent of $125 per month. This community needs vocational training centers, employment opportunities, recreation centers and cultural activities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Dehe Mazai Student Center to provide Evelin with Bible teaching, nutrition and hygiene education, sports, birthday celebrations, self-esteem lessons, homework help, field trips and reading and writing lessons. The center staff will also provide opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Evelin.
Mexico has varied terrain, from high rugged mountains to low coastal plains with a mix of temperatures around the region. The climate ranges from tropical to desert. For thousands of years, Mexico has been home to advanced civilizations including the Olmec, Maya, Toltec and Aztec. When Cortéz conquered Mexico in 1521, he destroyed a flourishing Aztec civilization. Though marked by sharp class and social divisions, Mexican culture typically treasures family and traditional values. Graciousness in conversation and other communication is highly regarded, and relationships take precedence over other matters. About 60 percent of Mexicans are mestizo - descended from indigenous Pre-Columbian people groups and Spanish ancestors. Over 90 percent speak Spanish. More than three-quarters of the people are Roman Catholic, but Protestant denominations are growing. Compassion works primarily in southern Mexico. Mexico was under Spanish rule for three centuries, until it achieved independence in the early 19th century. Social discontent rocked the country during the 1960s and 1970s, especially with rising urbanization and unemployment. In 1994, there was an uprising of indigenous people groups in Chiapas, who demanded economic and political reform. At that time, currency devaluation produced near economic collapse. However, the country was making an impressive financial recovery until the global financial crisis that hit in 2008. In 2000, Vicente Fox was sworn in as the first chief executive elected in free and fair elections. He was succeeded in 2006 by Felipe Calderón. Ongoing economic and social concerns include low wages, widespread underemployment, inequitable land and income distribution, and few advancement opportunities for the indigenous people groups in the impoverished southern states.
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Child's Location: Northeast of Tulancingo