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Ashly Elizabeth Gutierrez Zuniga  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: March 25, 2009
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: Niños en Victoria Student Center
  • Child ID: ES8410366
Ashly lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include washing clothes and cleaning. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Ashly participates in Bible class. She is also in kindergarten where her performance is average. Playing with dolls and playing group games are her favorite activities.

Please remember Ashly in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Ashly lives on the plains of Jucuapa, home to approximately 30,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tile roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, diarrhea and influenza. Most adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $80 per month. This community has electricity, drinking water and telephone service but needs libraries, schools, permanent employment opportunities and drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Niños en Victoria Student Center to provide Ashly with Bible teaching, hygiene education, medical and dental checkups, vitamins, birthday celebrations, nutritious snacks, computer training and academic reinforcement. The center staff will also provide parenting education for the parents or guardians of Ashly.
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 San Miguel

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
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  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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