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Jennifer Alejandra Alvarez Martinez  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: September 2, 2008
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: Creciendo en Jesus (Growing Up in Jesus) Student Center
  • Child ID: ES7340544
    • Waiting: 198 Days for a sponsor.
Jennifer lives with her stepfather and her mother. At home, duties include running errands. Her stepfather is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

Jennifer is not attending school because she is too young. Playing with dolls, bicycling and running are her favorite activities. She also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.

Please remember Jennifer in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Jennifer lives on the plains of Comunidad Iberia, home to approximately 7,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of corrugated iron and have cement floors. The population is comprised of Mestizos and the most commonly spoken language is Spanish.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory and intestinal infections. Most adults in Comunidad Iberia are unemployed but some work in factories and earn the equivalent of $57 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs literacy training, scholastic materials and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Creciendo en Jesus (Growing Up in Jesus) Student Center to provide Jennifer with Bible teaching, medical and dental checkups, nutritious snacks, uniforms, school supplies and computer and typing classes. In addition, non-schooled children receive preschool classes. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Jennifer.
Most Salvadorans live in the country's subtropical central region of valleys and plateaus. A hot coastal plain is in the south and the north is mountainous. Nearly all the land is farmed; coffee is grown in the mountains.

Ninety percent of El Salvador's population is of mixed Indian and Spanish descent; about 60 percent live in urban areas. Although a few Indians have retained many of their old customs and traditions, most people have adopted the Spanish language and culture. Fifty-seven percent of Salvadorans are Catholic but there is extensive activity by Protestant groups and over twenty-one percent are Protestants. Compassion works in the central, southern and western regions of the country.

El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. Spain claimed the country in 1525. Almost 300 years later, El Salvador declared its independence and, after a brief union with Mexico, joined four other Central American countries to form a federation. When this union ended in 1838, El Salvador became a republic. The country experienced a period of increasing unrest during the 1970s that culminated in a civil war in the 1980s. In 1992, a peace agreement was reached.

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Child's Location: In San Salvador

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