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Juliana Josselyn Lopez Hernandez  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: January 12, 2008
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Mexico
  • Center: La Peña de Horeb Student Center
  • Child ID: ME9980062
    • Child has lost one or both parents.
Juliana makes her home with her grandfather and her grandmother. Gathering firewood and running errands are her household duties. Her grandfather is sometimes employed as a farmer and her grandmother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

Playing house and playing group games are Juliana's favorite activities. In kindergarten her performance is average and she also regularly attends Bible class.

Please remember Juliana in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Juliana lives in the jungle community of Colonia Cristobal Colon, Municipio de Ocosingo, home to approximately 2,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group and most commonly spoken language is Tzeltal.

The regional diet consists of maize. Common health problems in this area include dengue, gastrointestinal illnesses and respiratory diseases. Most adults are unemployed but some work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $39 per month. This community has electricity and drinking water but needs libraries, vocational training, computer centers and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of La Peña de Horeb Student Center to provide Juliana with Bible teaching, health screenings, hygiene and health education, recreational activities, community service opportunities, field trips, school supplies, homework help, academic reinforcement, reading workshops and special celebrations.
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: Southeast of Palenque Chiapas

This child is an orphan who has lost one or both parents.

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