Nanji lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a seller in the market and her mother maintains the home. Nanji works at home running errands and cleaning. There are 3 children in the family.
For fun, Nanji enjoys playing jacks, playing house and playing with dolls. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.
Please remember Nanji in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Nanji lives on the plains of Ocopilla-Chilca, home to approximately 33,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement with brick walls. The spoken languages are Spanish and Quechua.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, guinea pig, beef and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include respiratory infections, malnutrition and allergies. Most adults in Ocopilla-Chilca work as street vendors or subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $184 per month.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Ebenezer Student Center to provide Nanji with Bible teaching, health and hygiene education, nutritious food, field trips, special celebrations, sports, homework help, vocational training, library visits, cultural activities and a library. The center staff will also provide health and nutrition education, marriage counseling, income-generating and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Nanji.
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 Huancayo