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Amiel Kenneth Maturan  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: May 9, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Philippines
  • Center: House of Hope Child Development Center
  • Child ID: PH9480023
    • Waiting: 192 Days for a sponsor.
Amiel lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

Playing group games is Amiel's favorite activity. In pre-school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.

Your prayers are especially appreciated for Amiel because he has asthma and is receiving regular medical treatment. Your sponsorship helps provide the care and love he needs.
Amiel lives on the plains of Eastern Barangay, home to approximately 2,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have tin roofs. The regional diet consists of fish and rice.

Common health problems in this area include coughs, colds, fevers and the flu. Most adults in Eastern Barangay work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $75 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs vocational schools and stable employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of House of Hope Child Development Center to provide Amiel with Bible teaching, supplemental food, hygiene education, sports, medical and dental services, educational field trips, computer courses, musical instrument classes and choir activities. The children in this project do not attend school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide health and hygiene seminars, Bible studies and livelihood training for the parents or guardians of Amiel.
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: Southeast of Ormoc City

A credit card is required to sponsor this child because this child has been waiting 192 days for a sponsor. Please make a difference in the life of this child who has been anxiously waiting for a sponsor

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