Evelyn makes her home with her stepfather and her mother. Sewing, making beds and helping in the kitchen are her household duties. Her stepfather is sometimes employed and her mother maintains the home. There are 4 children in the family.
Listening to music, reading and playing group games are Evelyn's favorite activities. In college her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities, Bible class and youth group.
Because of your sponsorship, Evelyn will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Evelyn lives in the desert community of ANCON, A.H. Esteras 1, home to approximately 35,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, brick walls and tin roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, fish, bread, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include skin diseases, asthma, bronchitis and the flu. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $250 per month. This community needs vocational training.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Hossana Student Center to provide Evelyn with Bible teaching, nutritious meals, health and hygiene education, health checkups, birthday celebrations, cooking and baking workshops, homework help and job skills training. The center staff will also provide hygiene and nutrition education, special celebrations and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Evelyn.
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: North of Lima