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Ezequiel Adalberto Chacon Vasquez  

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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: October 12, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: Mano Extendida Student Center
  • Child ID: ES8130422
Ezequiel lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for carrying water, gathering firewood and running errands. His father is employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

Ezequiel is not presently attending school. Playing with cars, singing and playing ball games are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.

Because of your sponsorship, Ezequiel will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Ezequiel lives in the mountains of Colonia El Primo, home to approximately 10,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and zinc roofs. The population is comprised of Mestizos and the most commonly spoken language is Spanish.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, bread, plantains and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory and gastrointestinal problems. Most adults in Colonia El Primo are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $50 per month. This community needs schools, employment opportunities and child abuse prevention programs.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Mano Extendida Student Center to provide Ezequiel with Bible teaching, medical exams, nutritious food, health and hygiene instruction, field trips, academic reinforcement, literacy training, painting workshops and school supplies. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Ezequiel.
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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