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Reyna Azucena Rivas Santos  

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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: September 24, 1996
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Mexico
  • Center: My First Love Student Center
  • Child ID: ME8210053
In her home, Reyna helps by washing clothes, helping in the kitchen and cleaning. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother maintains the home. There are 7 children in the family.

For fun, Reyna enjoys art, listening to music and reading. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in high school where her performance is average.

Because of your sponsorship, Reyna will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Reyna lives in the community of Canton Libertad, Mpio. Villa Comaltitlán, home to approximately 2,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and palm leaf roofs.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, fish and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory and stomach illnesses. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $110 per month. This community has electricity and potable water but needs employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of My First Love Student Center to provide Reyna with Bible teaching, medical exams, health campaigns, recreational activities, social events and scholastic materials. The center staff will also provide conferences on family topics for the parents or guardians of Reyna.
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 Tapachula

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
  • Educational opportunities
  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

When you sponsor a child, you'll receive your child's photo, personal story and a child sponsorship packet by mail in approximately 10 days.

When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.