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Emerson Ariel Lemus Zavaleta  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: May 11, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: Elohim Student Center
  • Child ID: ES7410551
    • Waiting: 263 Days for a sponsor.
Emerson lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include running errands and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Emerson participates in church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, playing with cars and bicycling are his favorite activities.

Please remember Emerson in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Emerson lives in Canton Natividad, home to approximately 15,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and tile roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans and rice.

Common health problems in this area include respiratory and intestinal diseases, skin problems and viral illnesses. Half the adults in Canton Natividad are unemployed but some work as laborers and earn the equivalent of $137 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Elohim Student Center to provide Emerson with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health education, recreational activities, help with homework, music and educational classes. The center staff will also provide family counseling and discussions on child development for the parents or guardians of Emerson.
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.

Map of El Salvador

Child's Location: East of Santa Ana

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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