In her home, Azali helps by running errands. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Azali enjoys rolling a hoop, playing house and playing with dolls. She attends church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School regularly and is in kindergarten where her performance is average.
Your love and support will help Azali to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Azali lives on the plains of Colonia Doctor Gustavo Baz Prada, Del. Santiago del Monte, Villa Victoria, home to approximately 2,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or cement floors; mud or brick walls; and tile roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, gastrointestinal diseases and malnutrition. Most adults are unemployed but some work in domestic services, on plantations or as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $146 per month. This community needs teachers, improved school facilities, a library, employment opportunities and parks.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of El Buen Samaritano Student Center to provide Azali with evangelism activities, spiritual retreats, medical checkups, nutritious food, sport tournaments, field trips, academic reinforcement and reading, music and math workshops.
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: Northwest of Toluca