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Alfredo Eduardo Cruz Ventura  

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  • Age: 15
  • Birthday: May 25, 1999
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: La Casa de David Student Center
  • Child ID: ES7760295
In his home, Eduardo helps by making beds, running errands and cleaning. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 5 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Eduardo participates in church activities, Bible class and youth group. He is also in middle school where his performance is average. Walking, bicycling and baseball are his favorite activities.

Please remember Eduardo in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Eduardo lives on the plains of Colonia Asturias, home to approximately 101,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs. The most commonly spoken language is Spanish.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans and rice. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, respiratory infections and diarrhea. Most adults in Colonia Asturias are unemployed but some work as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $144 per month. This community has water and electricity but needs employment opportunities and vocational training centers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of La Casa de David Student Center to provide Eduardo with Bible teaching, recreational activities, medical exams, field trips, academic support and nutritious meals. The center staff will also provide meetings and parents' school for the parents or guardians of Eduardo.
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: In Sonsonate

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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
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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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When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.