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Guadalupe Candelaria Jimenez Gomez  

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  • Age: 10
  • Birthday: February 10, 2005
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Mexico
  • Center: La Simiente Preciosa
  • Child ID: ME9860085
Guadalupe lives with her father and her mother. At home, duties include washing clothes, making beds and running errands. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Guadalupe participates in church activities and Bible class. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Singing and telling stories are her favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Guadalupe to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Guadalupe lives in the mountainous community of Cerro Grande, home to approximately 1,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or wood floors, brick walls and tin roofs.

The regional diet consists of maize and beans. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, parasites, respiratory illnesses and intestinal infections. Half of the adults in Cerro Grande are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $39 per month. This community has water and telephone service but needs a high school, employment opportunities and alcohol abuse awareness programs.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of La Simiente Preciosa Student Center to provide Guadalupe with Bible teaching, health screenings, hygiene and health education, nutritious food, community service opportunities, recreation activities, reading workshops, school supplies and homework supervision. The center staff will also provide counseling and parenting education for the parents or guardians of Guadalupe.
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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