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Leydy Beatriz Mangandi Landaverde  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: June 14, 2009
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: Faro de Luz Student Center
  • Child ID: ES7700593
Leydy lives with her mother. At home, duties include working at various household chores. Her mother is employed as a laborer.

For fun, Leydy enjoys playing jacks, playing house and playing with dolls. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in kindergarten where her performance is average.

Your love and support will help Leydy to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Leydy lives on the plains of Colonia Santa Lucia, home to approximately 200,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bread, plantains and rice.

Common health problems in this area include parasitic diseases, dental decay, respiratory disorders and skin diseases. Most adults in Colonia Santa Lucia are unemployed but some work in factories and earn the equivalent of $137 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs schools, vocational training centers and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Faro de Luz Student Center to provide Leydy with Bible teaching, medical exams, health and hygiene instruction, social events, developmental and recreational activities, tutoring, music classes and computer training. The center staff will also provide meetings, educational workshops and opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Leydy.
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 San Salvador

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