Brandon lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. Brandon works at home running errands and cleaning. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Brandon enjoys swimming, art and playing group games. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Please remember Brandon in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Brandon lives in the coastal community of Human settlement Miramar, Moche District, home to approximately 15,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tin roofs. The most commonly spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, bread, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, respiratory illnesses and diarrhea. Most adults work in factories and earn the equivalent of $127 per month. This community needs paved streets, improved quality of education and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Niños para Cristo Student Center to provide Brandon with Bible teaching, nutritious food, hygiene and health education, picnics, special celebrations, recreational activities, tutoring, cultural activities and skills training. The center staff will also provide health and nutrition education, counseling, parents' school and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Brandon.
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 Trujillo