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Leyton Kelvin Bodadilla Herrera  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: October 25, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Peru
  • Center: Yeshua Student Center
  • Child ID: PE3940519
    • Waiting: 364 Days for a sponsor.
Leyton lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for making beds. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Leyton participates in church activities. He is also in pre-school where his performance is average. Playing with cars and hide-and-seek are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Leyton to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Leyton lives on the plains of Bagua Capital, home to approximately 24,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and clay roofs.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, guinea pig, fish, bread, cassava, beef, plantains, rice, potatoes and goat. Common health problems in this area include diarrhea, fevers, the flu and dengue fever. Most adults work as day laborers, street vendors or subsistence farmers, in domestic services or on plantations and earn the equivalent of $121 per month. This community needs increased salaries and drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation centers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Yeshua Student Center to provide Leyton with Bible teaching, nutritious food, hygiene and health education, sports championships, special celebrations, field trips, drama lessons, tutoring, homework help, vocational training, cultural activities, school clothes and shoes. The center staff will also provide nutrition education, retreats and special celebrations for the parents or guardians of Leyton.
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.

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Child's Location: West of Jaén

A credit card is required to sponsor this child because this child has been waiting 364 days for a sponsor. Please make a difference in the life of this child who has been anxiously waiting for a sponsor

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