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Jazmin Cruz Santibañez  

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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: November 29, 1996
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Mexico
  • Center: Casa de Amor (House of Love) Student Center
  • Child ID: ME7910120
    • Waiting: 180 Days for a sponsor.
Jazmin lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a seller in the market and her mother is sometimes employed. Jazmin works at home making beds, running errands and cleaning. There are 3 children in the family.

For fun, Jazmin enjoys basketball, art and listening to music. She attends Bible class and Vacation Bible School regularly and is in high school where her performance is average.

Please remember Jazmin in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Jazmin lives on the plains of Ejido de Azotlán, home to approximately 10,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, bread and rice. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, colds and respiratory illnesses. Most adults in Ejido de Azotlán are unemployed but some work in factories and earn the equivalent of $219 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs high schools and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Casa de Amor (House of Love) Student Center to provide Jazmin with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health education, reading and writing workshops and vocational training. The center staff will also provide meetings and social events for the parents or guardians of Jazmin.
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 Mexico City

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