Roselyn lives with her father and her mother. She is responsible for gardening, caring for children and washing clothes. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed. There are 4 children in the family.
For fun, Roselyn enjoys singing, art and listening to music. She attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.
Please remember Roselyn in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Roselyn lives on the plains of Paglaum, home to approximately 2,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have thatch roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, bananas, chicken, fish, and rice.
Common health problems in this area include coughs, fevers, diarrhea, colds and malnutrition. Most adults in Paglaum are unemployed but some work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $111 per month. This community has electricity but needs potable water, educational materials, income generating projects and affordable health care.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Agape Child Development Center to provide Roselyn with Bible teaching, medical checkups, vaccinations, nutritious food, exercises, tutoring, educational field trips, school fees, school supplies and letter writing skills. The center staff will also provide Bible studies, monthly fellowship and counseling for the parents or guardians of Roselyn.
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: West of Dipolog