In his home, Piero helps by making beds and running errands. He lives with his mother. His mother is sometimes employed. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Piero participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, playing with cars and art are his favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Piero to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Piero lives in the coastal community of Parcona, home to approximately 50,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have bamboo roofs. The most commonly spoken language is Castellano.
The regional diet consists of beans, chicken, bread and rice. Common health problems in this area include flu, bronchitis, tuberculosis and diarrhea. Most adults in Parcona work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $178 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, schools and educational materials.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Manantial Student Center to provide Piero with Bible teaching, medical care, balanced diet, hygiene education, AIDS awareness education, field trips, special celebrations, recreational activities, tutoring, academic support, vocational training and cultural activities. The center staff will also provide health education, income-generating activities and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Piero.
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: Northwest of Ica