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Rolando Ezequiel Sanchez Gomez  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: January 3, 2006
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: Niños del Remanente Student Center
  • Child ID: ES8230293
    • Waiting: 260 Days for a sponsor.
In his home, Rolando helps by making beds, running errands and cleaning. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.

Soccer, playing with cars and bicycling are Rolando's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.

Because of your sponsorship, Rolando will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Rolando lives on the plains of Colonia Belen, home to approximately 3,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, tin walls and corrugated iron roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bread and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses and urinary tract infections. Most adults in Colonia Belen work as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $100 per month. This community has electricity and water but needs employment opportunities, food and improved housing.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Niños del Remanente Student Center to provide Rolando with Bible teaching, medical checkups, vitamins, hygiene education, games, birthday parties, academic reinforcement and computer training. The center staff will also provide meetings and parenting education for the parents or guardians of Rolando.
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: South of San Miguel

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