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Fredy Javier Velasquez Hernandez  

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  • Age: 10
  • Birthday: December 26, 2003
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: Gosen Student Center
  • Child ID: ES8010298
    • Waiting: 194 Days for a sponsor.
Fredy lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for caring for animals, making beds and cleaning. His father is employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

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

Please remember Fredy in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Fredy lives on the plains of Barrio El Calvario, home to approximately 100,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, tin walls and corrugated iron roofs. The population is comprised of Mestizos and the most commonly spoken language is Spanish.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory diseases, diarrhea, allergies and malnutrition. Most adults in Barrio El Calvario are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $100 per month. This community needs vocational training centers, schools and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Gosen Student Center to provide Fredy with Bible teaching, medical exams, hygiene instruction, social events, preschool, moral teaching and recreational activities. In addition, non-schooled children receive pre-school preparation. Seventy percent of the children in this project do not attend school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide parents' school for the parents or guardians of Fredy.
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 Ahuachapan

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