December 6, 2019
December 6, 2019
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Valery is 3 years old and lives in Bolivia.
Valery lives with her mother. Valery's mother is Regularly Employed. Her occupation is Food Vendor. Valery has 1 sibling living in the household. Valery is not required to help with family duties at home due to age. Valery's favourite activities and interests include: Dolls, Rolling a ball, and Walking. Activities that Valery enjoys through the church are: Sunday School/Church. At the compassion centre Valery's favourite activities are: Learning about God. Valery does not attend school. The reason given by our field office is: Under Age. Valery's family lives in the area of Monte Canto in Bolivia.
Bolivia is a land divided into three uniquely different regions: soaring mountains, wide highlands and dense tropical lowlands. Most people live in the highlands, or altiplano, in the cities of La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz, on the same vast plateau that once housed the Tiwakanu culture and Incan empire.
The people of Bolivia are largely of European, Indigenous (Quechua or Aymara) or mixed descent. Compassion works mainly among the Indigenous peoples of the highland regions, who make beautiful handwoven textiles from the wool of alpacas and llamas. These animals also provide milk, meat and transport. Corn and potatoes are staples of the local diet.
The Aymara are one of the oldest cultures in Bolivia and ruled the region until they were conquered by the Incan empire in the 1400s. Bolivia came under Spanish rule in 1535 when the Incan empire was itself conquered by Francisco Pizarro. The country grew rapidly, and for a time, the Bolivian city of Potosi was the largest city in the Americas. Calls for independence from Spain began in 1809, and Bolivia won its independence in 1825. Bolivia was plagued by political instability throughout the remainder of the 19th century and into the 20th century, and it declined to become one of the poorest countries in South America. The period from 1952 to 1964 was marked by significant economic and social reforms, and a new constitution was adopted in 1967; however, social and economic unrest continues to dominate Bolivia's politics.
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 giving them the opportunity to hear about and experience the love of Jesus from caring local church staff and volunteers.
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