Aivy makes her home with her mother. Carrying water, gathering firewood and teaching others are her household duties. Her mother is sometimes employed. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Aivy participates in Bible class, youth group and camp. She is also in college where her performance is above average. Playing a musical instrument, swimming and volleyball are her favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Aivy to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Aivy lives in the coastal community of Bgy. Model Puerto Princesa City Palawan, home to approximately 179,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of bamboo and have thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Cuyuno and the most commonly spoken language is Cuyunon.
The regional diet consists of bananas, chicken, rice and fish. Common health problems in this area include pneumonia, tuberculosis, diarrhea and malnourishment. Most adults work as laborers and earn the equivalent of $55 per month. This community needs qualified teachers, school supplies and family counseling programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Life Touch Student Center to provide Aivy with Bible teaching, medical and dental checkups, vitamins, hygiene supplies, tutoring, skills training, field trips and games. The center staff will also provide nutrition and hygiene seminars and skills development training for the parents or guardians of Aivy.
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: In Puerto Princesa City