Ramon lives with his grandfather and his grandmother. His duties at home include gathering firewood, running errands and cleaning. There are 5 children in the family. His grandfather is employed as a laborer and his grandmother is sometimes employed as a laborer.
For fun, Ramon enjoys soccer, playing with marbles and listening to music. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Your love and support will help Ramon to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Ramon lives on the plains of Lotificación San Luis Talpa, home to approximately 12,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and corrugated iron roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, plantains, rice and potatoes.
Common health problems in this area include diarrhea, dengue fever, influenza, coughs, undernourishment and parasites. Most adults work in factories and earn the equivalent of $140 per month. This community has water, electricity and garbage collection but needs vocational training centers, educational materials, employment opportunities and improved housing.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Voz de Restauración Student Center to provide Ramon with Bible teaching, health education, medical and dental checkups, special celebrations, field trips, academic support and computer training. The center staff will also provide parents' school for the parents or guardians or Ramon.
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 Zacatecoluca