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Meybelin Alexandra Leon Paz  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: March 11, 2010
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: Fuente de Vida Student Center
  • Child ID: ES8280443
Meybelin lives with her father and her mother. She is responsible for making beds. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.

Meybelin is not presently attending school. Art, playing with dolls and running are her favorite activities. She also attends Bible class regularly.

Because of your sponsorship, Meybelin will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Meybelin lives in the mountainous community of Suchitoto, home to approximately 10,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tile roofs. The regional diet consists of maize and beans.

Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, diarrhea, dengue fever, viral infections and yellow fever. Most adults in Suchitoto work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $140 per month. This community has water, electricity and trash pick-up but needs vocational training centers, employment opportunities and fair wages.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Fuente de Vida Student Center to provide Meybelin with Bible teaching, health checkups, health education, birthday celebrations, sports tournaments, tutoring, nutritious meals and sewing and computer workshops. The center staff will also provide schooling and opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Meybelin.
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: Central Suchitoto

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