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Jonathan Alberto Renderos Velasquez  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: May 9, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: Comisión de Amor Student Center
  • Child ID: ES7821453
    • Waiting: 238 Days for a sponsor.
Jonathan lives with his stepfather and his mother. He is responsible for caring for children, running errands and cleaning. His stepfather is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family.

Soccer, playing with cars and hide-and-seek are Jonathan's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.

Your love and support will help Jonathan to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Jonathan lives in the mountainous community of Elim, home to approximately 10,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and metal sheet roofs.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include respiratory and intestinal infections. Most adults in Elim are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $91 per month. This community has potable water but needs nutritious food, medicine and shoes.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Comisión de Amor Student Center to provide Jonathan with Bible teaching, medical and dental checkups, anti-parasite education, self-esteem lessons, birthday celebrations, music classes and reading and writing courses. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Jonathan.
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 Sonsonate

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