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Roberto Carlos Alas Galdamez  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: April 9, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: Manantial de Vida Student Center
  • Child ID: ES8980196
    • Waiting: 474 Days for a sponsor.
Roberto lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include working at various household chores. His father is employed as a farmer and his mother maintains the home.

Roberto is not attending school because he is too young. Soccer and playing with cars are his favorite activities. He also attends Bible class regularly.

Because of your sponsorship, Roberto will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Roberto lives in the forests of Tejutepeque, Cabañas, home to approximately 5.900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and wood roofs.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, plantains, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include respiratory diseases, diarrhea, dengue, skin diseases and malnutrition. Most adults in Tejutepeque, Cabañas are unemployed but some work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $150 per month. This community needs libraries, vocational centers and classrooms.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Manantial de Vida Student Center to provide Roberto with Bible classes and contests, nutritious snacks, medical and dental checkups, sports tournaments and tutoring. The center staff will also provide counseling and education for the parents or guardians of Roberto.
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: Northwest of Sensuntepeque

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