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Erick Alexander Salazar Argumedo  

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  • Age: 11
  • Birthday: May 29, 2003
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: Lluvias de Sion Student Center
  • Child ID: ES8180390
    • Waiting: 240 Days for a sponsor.
Erick makes his home with his father and his mother. Gathering firewood and cleaning are his household duties. His father is employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

For fun, Erick enjoys playing with cars, playing ball games and bicycling. He attends church activities, Bible class and choir regularly and is in primary school where his performance is below average.

Please remember Erick in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Erick lives in the mountainous community of Col. San Antonio, El Congo, home to approximately 30,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud 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, chicken, bread, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include gastrointestinal problems, respiratory infections and skin diseases. Most adults work in factories and earn the equivalent of $160 per month. This community needs employment opportunities and vocational training.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Lluvias de Sión Student Center to provide Erick with Bible teaching, health and hygiene education, social events, academic support and values education. In addition, educational games are available for non-schooled children. The center staff will also provide parent's school for the parents or guardians of Erick.
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: Southeast of Santa Ana

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