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Deisy Yanela Tafur Ruiz  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: December 8, 2004
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Peru
  • Center: Adonay Student Center
  • Child ID: PE3970144
Deisy lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include gathering firewood, caring for animals and running errands. There are 4 children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother maintains the home.

For fun, Deisy enjoys volleyball, playing house and art. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.

Your love and support will help Deisy to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Deisy lives in the mountainous community of Negropampa, home to approximately 3,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tin roofs. The primary diet consists of maize, beans, bread, beef, rice and potatoes.

Common health problems in this area include respiratory diseases, malnutrition, stomach infections and parasites. Most adults in Negropampa are unemployed but some work in agriculture and earn the equivalent of $70 per month. This community needs vocational training centers, stable employment opportunities and family counseling centers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Adonay Student Center to provide Deisy with Bible teaching, nutritious food, hygiene and health education, picnics, special celebrations, homework help, life skills training and cultural activities. The center staff will also provide health education, counseling and income-generating activities for the parents or guardians of Deisy.
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: South of Jaén

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