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Adrian is 4 years old and lives in Dominican Republic.
Adrian lives with his mother and father. Adrian's mother is Regularly Employed. Adrian's father is Regularly Employed. His occupation is Day Labor / Different Jobs. Adrian has 6 siblings living in the household. Adrian helps with the following duties at home: Running Errands. Adrian's favourite activities and interests include: Ball Games, Bicycling, Group Games, and Hide and Seek. Activities that Adrian enjoys through the church are: Bible Class. At the compassion centre Adrian's favourite activities are: Learning about God and Singing Songs. Adrian does not attend school. The reason given by our field office is: Under Age. Adrian's family lives in the area of Villas Agricolas- in Dominican Republic.
The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. It has a tropical climate, but moist, year-round trade winds keep temperatures between 72° and 83°Fahrenheit.
Almost 90 percent Dominicans live in rural areas where unemployment is high and malnutrition widespread. A family's diet consists mainly of rice, beans, and fish. Spanish is the official language, and Catholicism is the state religion.
In 1492, Columbus discovered Hispaniola, and the island became the center of Spanish rule in the West Indies. Soon, the indigenous people were wiped out, and slaves were brought from Africa to populate the island. The descendants of those slaves form most of the population today. For three centuries Hispaniola was governed by Spain, then by France. In 1804, the island won independence as the republic of Haiti. Forty years later, the eastern two-thirds of the island revolted and formed the Dominican Republic. Except for a brief period of annexation to Spain, the Dominican Republic has been independent ever since.
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