- Country: Peru
- D.O.B: February 28, 2015
- Age: 2
- Gender: Boy
Jose lives with his mother and father. Jose's mother is not employed. Jose's father is sometimes employed. His occupation is: Mechanic. Jose has siblings living in the household. Jose is not required to help with family duties at home due to age.Jose's favourite activities and interests include: Toy Cars.Activities that Jose enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church. At the compassion centre Jose's favourite activities are: Learning about God.Jose's family lives in the area of Cochas Chico 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.
Compassion’s ministry is focused on what we call holistic child development. This means developing children in all the different aspects of their lives—their minds, bodies and relationships while discovering God’s love for them in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
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