Kyle makes her home with her father and her mother. Making beds, running errands and cleaning are her household duties. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Kyle enjoys art, playing with dolls and reading. She attends church activities regularly and is in kindergarten where her performance is average.
Please remember Kyle in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Kyle lives on the plains of South Poblacion, Juban or Sorsogon, home to approximately 1,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and nipa (grass) roofs. The primary ethnic group is Bico.
The regional diet consists of chicken, fish, bread and rice. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition and illnesses caused by the lack of sanitation facilities. Most adults work as day laborers, farmers or fishermen and earn the equivalent of $50 per month. These communities need tuition assistance and scholastic materials.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Children's Manna Student Center to provide Kyle with Bible teaching, medical checkups, nutritious food, vaccinations, health and hygiene education, sports, field trips, community service opportunities, school fees, scholastic materials, and tutoring. The center staff will also provide Bible studies, educational workshops and livelihood programs for the parents or guardians of Kyle.
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 of Legazpi City