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Felix Fernando Flores Martinez  

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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: February 23, 1997
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Peru
  • Center: Roca Mia Student Center
  • Child ID: PE4030293
In his home, Felix helps by caring for animals, running errands and cleaning. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed. There are 3 children in the family.

For fun, Felix enjoys soccer, singing and reading. He attends church activities, Bible class and youth group regularly and is in high school where his performance is average.

Please remember Felix in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Felix lives in the mountainous community of AAHH Los Rosales, home to approximately 33,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, brick walls and tin or corrugated iron roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.

The regional diet consists of chicken, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include coughs, respiratory illnesses and skin infections. Most adults work as day laborers or street vendors and earn the equivalent of $251 per month. This community needs a library, vocational training centers and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Roca Mia Student Center to provide Felix with Bible teaching, health and hygiene education, medical and eye checkups, birthday celebrations, homework help, English classes, vocational training and academic support. The center staff will also provide hygiene and nutrition education, English lessons and special celebrations for the parents or guardians of Felix.
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: North of Lima

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