Dayron lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for running errands. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 4 children in the family.
Dayron is not presently attending school. Playing with cars, art and playing ball games are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities regularly.
Because of your sponsorship, Dayron will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Dayron lives in the mountainous community of AAHH Caja de Agua (Cerro), home to approximately 615,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mat walls and corrugated tin roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, fish, bread, plantains, rice, potatoes and pottages. Common health problems in this area include respiratory diseases and malnutrition. Most adults work as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $90 per month. This community needs libraries, improved school facilities, vocational training and stable employment.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Patmos Student Center to provide Dayron with Bible teaching, hygiene education, nutritious meals, medical checkups, field trips, special celebrations, tutoring, sports and vocational workshops. The center staff will also provide meetings, handcraft workshops and family care orientation for the parents or guardians of Dayron.
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: East of Lima