- Country: Peru
- D.O.B: April 22, 2014
- Age: 5
- Gender: Girl
Sheila lives with her mother and father. Sheila's mother is sometimes employed. Sheila's father is sometimes employed. His occupation is: Day Labor / Different Jobs. Sheila has siblings living in the household. Sheila helps with the following duties at home: Carries Water, Running Errands.Sheila's favourite activities and interests include: Art or Drawing, Dolls.Activities that Sheila enjoys through the church are: Vacation Bible School. At the compassion centre Sheila's favourite activities are: Spending Time with Friends.Sheila does not attend school. She is in the equivalent of kindergarten.Sheila's family lives in the area of Sarabamba in Peru.
Peru is divided into three regions: the heavily populated coastal plain; the Andes Mountains, where cattle and agriculture predominate; and the humid eastern lowlands, inhabited by isolated Indian tribes.
Three out of four Peruvians live in cities. Nearly half are Indians, and many are mestizo-descended from Spanish and Indian ancestry. Spanish and Quechua are Peru's official languages; Roman Catholicism is its state religion.
When Spaniard Francisco Pizarro landed in Peru in 1532, the Incas ruled a vast empire rich in silver and gold, which soon fell to the conquistadors. Spain ruled the area until 1821, when Peru won its independence. Since then, Peru's government has alternated between military and civilian dictators and reform-minded leaders. During the 1970s and 1980s, the country struggled with inflation, a decline in per capita income, and guerrilla violence. The 1990s have seen a strengthened economy and increased stability, although the government has been criticized for human rights violations.
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