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Steven Leonardo Echeverria De La Cruz  

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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: September 8, 2006
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: CONFAD
  • Child ID: ES7780724
Steven lives with his father and his mother. His father is employed as a laborer and his mother is employed as a laborer. Steven works at home making beds and cleaning.

Soccer and art are Steven's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends Bible class.

Your love and support will help Steven to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Steven lives in the coastal community of San Marcos, home to approximately 100,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt and have sheet metal roofs. The most commonly spoken language is Spanish.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, malnutrition and intestinal parasites. Half the adults in San Marcos are unemployed but some work in domestic services and earn the equivalent of $214 per month. This community needs preschools and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of CONFAD Student Center to provide Steven with Bible teaching, medical exams, hygiene campaigns, nutritious food, social events, field trips, computer training, English classes, recreational activities and literacy programs. Forty percent of children in the project do not attend school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Steven.
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: Northeast of San Salvador

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