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Nubia Paulina Arbizu Quezada  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: August 31, 2007
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Nicaragua
  • Center: Centro de Desarrollo Integral Niños de Belen
  • Child ID: NI2210311
In her home, Nubia helps by cleaning. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 4 children in the family.

Singing, playing house and art are Nubia's favorite activities. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.

Your love and support will help Nubia to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Nubia lives on the plains of Anexo Villa Austria, home to approximately 3,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, bread, plantains, rice and potatoes.

Common health problems in this area include respiratory diseases, diarrhea, the flu, fevers, coughs, parasites and undernourishment. Most adults are unemployed but some work as farmers or free zone workers and earn the equivalent of $52 per month. This community has electricity and potable water but needs schools, libraries, employment opportunities, food and improved housing.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Centro de Desarrollo Integral Niños de Belen to provide Nubia with Bible teaching, Bibles, medical checkups, health and hygiene education, birthday celebrations, self-esteem classes, tutoring, homework help, school supplies, shoes and academic support. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings, evangelism and opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Nubia.
With the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east, Nicaragua is the second largest country in Central America, after Mexico. The country has three different geographic regions: the Pacific lowlands, the north-central mountains and the Caribbean lowlands, also called the Mosquito Coast or Mosquitía. The climate is tropical in the lowlands and cooler in the highlands. The Mosquito Coast is an outlet for many of the large rivers originating in the central mountains. It is a sparsely populated rainforest area. Seventeen percent of the country has been given national park status.

The Nicaraguan population, mostly of indigenous and European ancestry, is more urban than rural. Spanish is the official language but on the Caribbean coast, Creole English and indigenous languages are also spoken. Poetry is one of Nicaragua's most loved arts. Even though most Nicaraguans are Catholic, during the 20th century Protestant denominations increased their membership, particularly in the western half of the country.

In 1524, Hernandez de Cordoba founded the first permanent Spanish settlements in the region. Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821, briefly becoming a part of the Mexican Empire. In 1838, Nicaragua became an independent republic. The country began free-market reforms in 1991, after 12 years of economic free fall under the Sandinista regime. Despite some initial setbacks, Nicaragua has made dramatic progress. Nicaragua is primarily an agricultural country but construction, mining, fisheries, exports and general commerce have added to its stability and the well-being of its people.

In November 1998, Hurricane Mitch ravaged Nicaragua. Heavy rains followed and triggered a mudslide at Volcán Casita that buried several villages. Over 3,000 Nicaraguans died as a result of the hurricane. Several nations cancelled Nicaragua's debt in late 1999 as a result of the tragedy and the country is rebuilding slowly.

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Child's Location: Southwest of Leon

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