So without further ado, here is what I have learned about Blanca, my sponsored child in Ecuador!
To read about how Blanca became part of my Compassion family, click here.
Here is Blanca's photo from 2012 (the photo I got when I sponsored her). She was 7 years old:
At the time I sponsored Blanca, she was in grade 4 in Ecuador which is the equivalent of grade 3 in Canada and the U.S. Her performance in school was average. Her chores included running errands and cleaning. She enjoyed playing with dolls and jumping rope.
And now, here is her updated photo from April 2014! She is now 9 years old.
Blanca is now in grade 5 (aka grade 4 in Canada and the U.S.'s standards). Her chores at home include washing clothes, running errands, cleaning and kitchen help. She enjoys playing hide-and-seek, running, and other ball games. (I hope she still enjoys playing with dolls because I'm sending one to her in July with a group of Compassion sponsors who are travelling to Ecuador!). Her performance in school is now....drumroll please.... above average! So exciting! And her best subject is math. Want proof that child sponsorship works? Just look at some of the differences between these photo updates!