Anjanette lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include teaching others, sewing and buying or selling in the market. There are 3 children in the family. Her father is not employed and her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Anjanette participates in Vacation Bible School, youth group and camp. She is also in college where her performance is average. Playing a musical instrument, ping pong and swimming are her favorite activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Anjanette will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Anjanette lives on the plains of Paltoc. San Francisco del Monte, home to approximately 39,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs. The regional diet consists of rice.
Common health problems in this area include tuberculosis, dengue fever, coughs, the flu and skin diseases. Most adults are unemployed but some work in factories or as tricycle drivers and earn the equivalent of $180 per month. This community needs vocational schools, stable employment opportunities and recreation facilities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CCWI-Child Development Center to provide Anjanette with Bible studies, medical and dental checkups, immunizations, health education, nutritious food, sports, special celebrations, tutoring, computer classes, field trips and community service opportunities. The center staff will also provide Bible studies, meetings and livelihood skills training for the parents or guardians of Anjanette.
North to south, 7,107 islands spread over 1,150 miles in the western Pacific Ocean to make up the country of the Philippines. About 95 percent of the population lives on the 11 largest islands. In the tropical lowlands, the climate is usually hot, humid and rainy.
The Philippines was once the most developed country in Asia following World War II but has lagged behind other countries because of poor economic growth and corruption. Spain and the United States, both colonizers of the country, have been the biggest influences on Philippine culture; a unique blend of Asia and the West. The country has two official languages: Filipino (based on Tagalog) and English. Eighty-three percent of the country is Catholic.
For centuries, the Philippine islands have been the crossroads of many cultures, including the Middle East, India and China, which all came to trade. In 1521, Spaniard Ferdinand Magellan reached the islands and Spain ruled them until 1898. The Philippines were ceded by Spain to the United States in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. They attained independence in 1946 after Japanese occupation in World War II. In 1965, the country came under the rule of dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Widespread corruption and political mismanagement marred the Marcos regime. In 1986, a bloodless revolution forced Marcos into exile. In 1992, the U.S. closed its last military bases on the islands. In 2010, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III became the 15th president of the Philippines. He is the son of the former senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. and former president Corazon Aquino, who was the 11th president of the country. The government continues to struggle with Muslim insurgencies in the south.
Map of Philippines
Child's Location: Southwest section of Quezon City