In her home, Deisy helps by carrying water, gathering firewood and running errands. She lives with her mother. Her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Deisy participates in church activities and Bible class. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Playing house, playing with dolls and running are her favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Deisy to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Deisy lives in the coastal community of Puerto El Flor, home to approximately 2,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, fish, bread, cassava, plantains, rice and potatoes.
Common health problems in this area include stomach illnesses, respiratory infections and malaria. Most adults in Puerto El Flor are unemployed but some work as fishermen and earn the equivalent of $75 per month. This community has electricity, drinking water and telephone service but needs employment opportunities and food.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of El Sembrador Student Center to provide Deisy with Bible teaching, nutritious snacks, medical and dental checkups, sports, health and hygiene education, birthday celebrations, field trips, homework help and vocational training. The center staff will also provide parent's school for the parents or guardians of Deisy.
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 Usulutan