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Edin Romario Sarmiento Mera  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: February 2, 2006
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Peru
  • Center: Cristo Rey Child Development Center
  • Child ID: PE5330105
    • Waiting: 293 Days for a sponsor.
Edin lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for making beds and running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

Soccer and art are Edin's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Edin will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Edin lives in the jungle community of District of Aramango, home to approximately 12,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dust and cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group and the most commonly spoken language is Spanish.

The regional diet consists of beans, chicken, bread, cassava (root), beef, plantains and rice. Common health problems in this area include parasites and anemia. Most adults in District of Aramango work as subsistent farmers and earn the equivalent of $116 per month. This community needs quality education, computer labs, employment opportunities and clothes.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Cristo Rey Child Development Center to provide Edin with Bible studies, medical checkups, sports, birthday celebrations, field trips and vocational training. The center staff will also provide schooling, counseling and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Edin.
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: Northeast of Bagua

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