Rey lives with his mother. At home, duties include making beds, running errands and cleaning. His mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family.
Soccer, playing with cars and playing group games are Rey's favorite activities. In high school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Vacation Bible School.
Because of your sponsorship, Rey will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Rey lives in the jungles of Sangani, home to approximately 26,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood or brick walls, and tin or palm leaf roofs.
The regional diet consists of beans, chicken, bread, cassava, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include skin diseases, parasite infections, tuberculosis, malnutrition, bronchitis, mycosis and diarrhea. Most adults in Sangani work as day laborers, plantation workers, street vendors, motorcycle taxi drivers or in domestic services and earn the equivalent of $143 per month. This community needs paved roads, electricity, proper sanitation, improved school facilities, trained teachers, employment opportunities and security against crime.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of PAWA OBETZIKIRORl (God is creator) Student Center to provide Rey with Bible lessons, medical and dental exams, sports, music, tutoring and baking classes. The center staff will also provide evangelism, nutrition education, and knitting and sewing classes for the parents or guardians of Rey.
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: Northwest of Pichanaqui