In his home, Frank helps by running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Frank participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Basketball, playing with cars and reading are his favorite activities.
Please remember Frank in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Frank lives on the plains of Jauja, home to approximately 16,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and plastic sheet roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, chicken, guinea pig, fish, beef, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include skin diseases, parasites, tuberculosis, malnutrition, bronchitis and diarrhea. Most adults in Jauja work as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $260 per month. This community has electricity and water but needs libraries, scholastic materials and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Josías Student Center to provide Frank with Bible teaching, Bibles, medical and dental checkups, hygiene and health education, music workshops, birthday celebrations, field trips, sports and games, tutoring, homework help and school supplies. The center staff will also provide parenting workshops, nutrition and dental care education and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Frank.
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 Huancayo