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Estefani Alexandra Alegria Rodriguez  

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  • Age: 12
  • Birthday: July 4, 2002
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: Mahanaim Student Center
  • Child ID: ES7940365
Estefani lives with her grandfather and her mother. Her grandfather is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is employed as a laborer. Estefani works at home gathering firewood, washing clothes and helping in the kitchen. There are 4 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Estefani participates in church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Basketball, jumping rope and hide-and-seek are her favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Estefani to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Estefani lives on the plains of Lourdes, home to approximately 19,500 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, bananas, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include respiratory diseases, stomach infections, chickenpox, measles and conjunctivitis (pink eye). Most adults in Lourdes work in factories and earn the equivalent of $144 per month. This community has water but needs law enforcement, schools and medical facilities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Mahanaim Student Center to provide Estefani with Bible teaching, retreats, medical care, moral instruction, developmental activities, academic support and literacy training. The center staff will also provide parents' school for the parents or guardians of Estefani.
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: West of San Salvador

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