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Sheina Lyn Guevarra  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: February 16, 2005
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Philippines
  • Center: Friendly Child Development Center
  • Child ID: PH4150074
    • Waiting: 191 Days for a sponsor.
Sheina lives with her mother. At home, duties include carrying water, gathering firewood and teaching others. Her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 4 children in the family.

Singing, telling stories and playing house are Sheina's favorite activities. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.

Please remember Sheina in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Sheina lives on the plains of Barangay Bagumbayan Grande, Goa, Camarines Sur, home to approximately 1,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of bamboo and have thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Bicolano and the most commonly spoken language is Bicol.

The regional diet consists of bananas, fish and rice. Common health problems in this area include hypertension, respiratory illnesses and heart ailments. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $43 per month. This community has clean water and proper waste disposal but needs employment opportunities and secondary education tuition assistance.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Friendly Child Development Center to provide Sheina with Bible teaching, nutritious food, etiquette training, tutoring, dental and medical checkups, games and academic support. The center staff will also provide parenting seminars, Christian education classes and livelihood training for the parents or guardians of Sheina.
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.

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Child's Location: East of Naga City

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