Friday, November 29, 2013

A New Correspondent Child from Brazil!

I'm sure some of you noticed a new picture added to my blog last week. I'm not sure why I'm waiting so long to blog about her.

Meet Maria:

A month ago, I asked for a child from Brazil to be added to my account. I asked specifically for this because I am hoping to go on the sponsor tour with Compassion to Brazil next November. I figure, if I get to go, I can meet a special child and if I don't make it on the trip, I'll still have a wonderful child to write to. 

After about only a three week wait (I was expecting a longer wait since I was so specific) this lovely little girl was added to my account. Here is a little bit of information about her? 

Name: Maria
Age: 9
Birthday: June 11th
Grade in School: 4th
Chores: Running Errands & Cleaning
Interests: Dolls, Bicycling, Playing House, Swimming, Running, Reading, Art, Jump Rope, Listening to Music, and Telling Stories
Guardians: Father & Mother. Her father is a Health Agent. 

Project Information

Your sponsored child lives on the plains of Granja Portugal, home to approximately 53,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The spoken language is Portuguese. 

The regional diet consists of beans, chicken, bread, eggs, potatoes and rice. Common health problems in this area include viruses, respiratory illnesses and worms. Most adults in Granja Portugal work as dressmakers, mechanics, trash collectors or in domestic services and earn the equivalent of $294 per month. This community has electricity and water but needs secondary schools, vocational courses and hospitals.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Espa├žo Vida Feliz Student Center to provide your sponsored child with Bible studies, medical and dental care, special celebrations, art classes, sports, vocational training and information technology courses. The center staff will also provide reading and writing classes and educational lectures for the parents or guardians of your sponsored child.

1 comment:

  1. How fun!! She's a beautiful girl! I hope that you will be able to go to Brazil next year…it would be so neat to meet her and your Dafyne.