Fabrizio makes his home with his father and his mother. Caring for animals, making beds and running errands are his household duties. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
Bicycling, running and playing group games are Fabrizio's favorite activities. In kindergarten his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.
Because of your sponsorship, Fabrizio will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Fabrizio lives on the plains of Pueblo Nuevo (Ferreñafe), home to approximately 12,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and tin or corrugated iron roofs.
The regional diet consists of fish and beef. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, diarrhea, parasitic diseases and HIV/AIDS. Most adults work as subsistence farmers or in domestic services and earn the equivalent of $135 per month. This community needs tuition assistance, employment opportunities and recreation areas.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Manantial de Esperanza Student Center to provide Fabrizio with Bible teaching, spiritual retreats, nutritious food, medical and dental checkups, hygiene education, birthday celebrations, service activities, academic reinforcement and handicraft workshops. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings, evangelism and nutrition education for the parents or guardians of Fabrizio.
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: Northeast of Chiclayo