¡Hola! I'm Matias

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I'm a 8 year-old boy and I live with my mother and father in Ecuador.

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My birthday is the 2nd March.

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I love group games, playing with marbles and football.

My Family

My Project

My Country

My Family

In my family, the adults work as a Mason / Bricklayer and Day Labor / Different Jobs.

I have 2 brothers living with the family.

My Project

Church Partner:


Closest Major City:


Most Commonly Spoken Language:

No. of Residents:

Most Common Occupation:

Typical House Construction:

  • Roof: Cement, 
  • Wall: Brick/Block/Cement, 
  • Floor: Cement

Regional Diet:

  • Barley, 
  • Beans, 
  • Bread, 
  • Lentils, 
  • Maize, 
  • Potato, 
  • Rice, 
  • Wheat

Matias's My Country

Capital City:



15.86 million

Life expectancy:

 male 73.6 years, female 79.67 years

Population with improved drinking water:

 urban 93.4%, rural 75.5%

Adult literacy rate:

 male 95.4%, female 93.5%

Infant mortality rate:


Under 5 mortality rate:



Roman Catholic 74%, Evangelical 10.4%, Jehovah’s Witness 1.2%, other 6.4% (includes Mormon Buddhist, Jewish, Spiritualist, Muslim, Hindu, indigenous religions, African American religions, Pentecostal), atheist 7.9%, agnostic 0.1%

Percentage living on less than $1.90 a day:

4.43% (700,000)

A little bit of history

Sponsor Matias today for £28 a month and change his life forever

Matias's project in Ecuador


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