18 May 2012
My other little boy...
Here's the information from Compassion about Gerson:
Your sponsored child lives in the hillside community of Col. Jose Angel Ulloa, home to approximately 8,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and tin roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, rice and spaghetti. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, parasites, dental problems and respiratory illnesses. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $250 per month. This community needs water, garbage collection, schools, vocational training centers and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Crecimiento Integral to provide your sponsored child with Bible teaching, hygiene and health education, medical checkups, group games, birthday celebrations, cultural activities, field trips, academic support, school supplies, uniforms and shoes. The center staff will also provide evangelism, family recreational activities and parents' school for the parents or guardians of your sponsored child.