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Junil Boy Pitos  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: November 4, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Philippines
  • Center: Sidlak Child Development Center (SCDC)
  • Child ID: PH6280243
Junil lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for carrying water, gathering firewood and running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Junil participates in church activities. He is also in pre-school where his performance is average. Playing with cars, playing with marbles and art are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Junil to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Junil lives in the hillside community of Sibagat, Agusan Del Sur, home to approximately 29,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have thatch roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, fish and rice.

Common health problems in this area include coughs, colds, flu and diarrhea. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $98 per month. This community needs school supplies and affordable education.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Sidlak Child Development Center to provide Junil with Bible teaching, sports, tutoring and nutritious food. The center staff will also provide fellowship and livelihood and skills development for the parents or guardians of Junil.
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: Southwest of Butuan

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
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  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.