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Allison Nahomy Cruz Lopez  

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  • Age: 4
  • Birthday: October 1, 2009
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: Elyon Student Center
  • Child ID: ES8090397
Allison lives with her mother. Her mother is sometimes employed. Allison works at home caring for animals and cleaning.

Allison is not attending school because she is too young. Singing, playing with dolls and running are her favorite activities. She also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.

Please remember Allison in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Allison lives on the plains of San Martin, home to approximately 150,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement. The commonly spoken language is Spanish.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans and rice. Common health problems in this area include dengue fever and respiratory diseases. Most adults in San Martin are unemployed but some work in factories and earn the equivalent of $144 per month. This community needs water, educational materials, primary schools, libraries, daycare centers and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Elyon Student Center to provide Allison with Bible teaching, medical checkups, medication, hygiene education, special celebrations, etiquette classes, English courses, sewing workshops and reading and writing skills reinforcement. The center staff will also provide meetings and spiritual retreats for the parents or guardians of Allison.
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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  • 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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