Prudencia Peredo, Bolivia


Age: 98 -- Birthplace: Cochabamba, Bolivia

Religion is very important to me, the Ten Commandments are my guide. Many people don't believe in God anymore. They create their own opinions, their own churches, their own interpretations and they fight between themselves in the name of God.

Nothing will change with the world's absence of peace. Politicians shift to whatever will benefit them. They switch sides not to benefit people, but to keep themselves in a position of power. Unfortunately this is human nature, part of our human condition.

The biggest change to my life has been emigrating to the United States. There is no other country that is the same. Additionally I fear for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren because of all the terrible things that are happening in our world.

My advice to young people... Respect, Education and Family—they are all essential!