Jamil lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. Jamil works at home running errands. There are 3 children in the family.
Jamil is not presently attending school. Soccer, playing with cars and playing with marbles are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities regularly.
Your love and support will help Jamil to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Jamil lives in the mountainous community of Junin, home to approximately 16,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood floors, mud walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of chicken, guinea pig, bread, rice, potatoes and lamb.
Common health problems in this area include upper respiratory illnesses, diarrhea, tuberculosis, parasites, malnutrition and cavities. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $120 per month. This community needs tuition assistance, electricity, libraries and vocational training.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of WASI KUSIKUY (House of Happiness) Student Center to provide Jamil with Bible teaching, health and hygiene education, medical checkups, nutritious food, field trips, birthday celebrations, sports, homework help, tutoring, a library, educational videos and cultural activities. The center staff will also provide evangelism, health education and income-generating activities for the parents or guardians of Jamil.
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