Yenifer lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include washing clothes, helping in the kitchen and cleaning. There are 2 children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Yenifer participates in Bible class. She is also in high school where her performance is average. Volleyball and listening to music are her favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Yenifer to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Yenifer lives in the coastal community of Chacarilla de Otero Las Flores, home to approximately 812,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, guinea pig, chicken, fish, bread, yucca, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include respiratory diseases, malnutrition, tuberculosis, anemia, parasites and mumps. Most adults in Chacarilla de Otero Las Flores are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $155 per month. This community needs qualified teachers and vocational training centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Samaria Student Center to provide Yenifer with Bible teaching, nutritious food, medical exams, health and hygiene education, special celebrations, social events, sports competitions, field trips, tutoring and educational workshops. The center staff will also provide meetings and educational classes for the parents or guardians of Yenifer.
Sprawled along the southern Pacific Ocean, Peru is divided into three regions: the heavily populated coastal plain; the Andes Mountains, where cattle and agriculture predominate; and the humid eastern lowlands, inhabited by isolated Amerindian tribes.
Once part of the vast Incan empire, Peru has emerged from decades of civil strife as a growing economy. Three out of four Peruvians live in cities. Nearly half are Indians and many are mestizo (descended from Spanish and Indian ancestry). Spanish and Quechua are Peru's official languages. The majority of Peruvians are Catholic. Compassion works mostly in the western part of the country along the Pacific Ocean, but also has child development centers in the upper jungle and in some Andean towns in the central and eastern regions.
When Spaniard Francisco Pizarro landed in Peru in 1532, the Incas ruled a vast empire rich in silver and gold, which soon fell to the conquistadors. Spain ruled the area until 1821, when Peru won its independence. Since then, Peru's government has alternated between military and civilian dictators and reform-minded leaders. During the 1970s and 1980s, the country struggled with inflation, a decline in per-capita income, and guerrilla violence. A strong economy and increased stability prevailed in the 1990s, although the government was criticized for human rights violations. The 2006 elections saw the return of former president Alan Garcia who vowed to improve social conditions and maintain fiscal responsibility.
Map of Peru
Child's Location: Northeast of Lima