Yuine lives with her father and her mother. She is responsible for running errands and cleaning. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 4 children in the family.
Yuine is not presently attending school. Art, hide-and-seek and running are her favorite activities. She also attends Christian instruction regularly.
Your love and support will help Yuine to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Yuine lives on the plains of Mandaue, home to approximately 318,600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of bamboo and have corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic groups and languages are Bisayan and Cebuano.
The regional diet consists of maize, fish, bread and rice. Common health problems in this area include dengue fever, diarrhea, chicken pox, colds, coughs, skin diseases, abdominal parasites and primary complex. Most adults work as day laborers, street vendors or in factories and earn the equivalent of $73 per month. This community needs employment opportunities and schools.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Mandaue Hope Development Student Center to provide Yuine with Bible teaching, medical and dental checkups, sports, skills training, educational field trips, tutoring and leadership training. The center staff will also provide monthly fellowship for the parents or guardians of Yuine.
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: Northeast of Cebu City