In her home, Ximoara helps by making beds and running errands. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
Rolling a hoop, playing house and playing with dolls are Ximoara's favorite activities. In kindergarten her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities and Vacation Bible School.
Because of your sponsorship, Ximoara will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Ximoara lives in the community of AA.HH. Chiclayito-Castilla, home to approximately 20,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of beans, bananas, chicken, fish, bread, cassava, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include acute respiratory infections and diarrhea-related illnesses. Most adults work in factories and earn the equivalent of $240 per month. This community needs libraries, employment opportunities and vocational training centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Ayudando a Sonreir Student Center to provide Ximoara with Bible teaching, leadership training, medical checkups, hygiene and nutrition education, nutritious food, birthday celebrations, vocational guidance and homework help. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings, parenting education and home visits for the parents or guardians of Ximoara.
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: South of Piura