Brajhan makes his home with his father and his mother. Running errands is his household duty. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Brajhan enjoys playing with cars, art and playing ball games. He attends church activities regularly and is in kindergarten where his performance is average.
Because of your sponsorship, Brajhan will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Brajhan lives in the coastal community of Cercado de Huacho, home to approximately 84,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement. The regional diet consists of beans, chicken, fish, bread, rice and potatoes.
Common health problems in this area include respiratory infections, malnutrition and diarrhea. Most adults in Cercado de Huacho work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $133 per month. This community needs libraries, educational materials, literacy workshops and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Fé y Esperanza Student Center to provide Brajhan with Bible teaching, health and hygiene education, nutritious food, field trips, special celebrations, tutoring, homework help, vocational training and cultural activities. The center staff will also provide health education, family week, income-generating activities and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Brajhan.
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: North of Lima