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Valentin Perez Jimenez  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: September 23, 2007
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Mexico
  • Center: Centro de Desarrollo Integral Campo de Dios
  • Child ID: ME9500163
In his home, Valentin helps by making beds and running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Valentin participates in Bible class. He is also in kindergarten where his performance is average. Playing with cars, playing ball games and hide-and-seek are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Valentin to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Valentin lives in the mountainous community of Progreso de Zaragoza, home to approximately 5,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken and bread. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, parasites, respiratory illnesses and intestinal infections. Most adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $92 per month. This community has electricity and potable water but needs tuition assistance and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Centro de Desarrollo Integral Campo de Dios to provide Valentin with Bible lessons, health screenings, nutritious food, health education, community service opportunities, reading workshops, school supplies and homework supervision. The center staff will also provide schooling and counseling for the parents or guardians of Valentin.
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: Southwest of Poza Rica

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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
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  • 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.

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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.