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Osman Emanuel Ruiz Martinez  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: April 3, 2005
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: Nehemías Student Center
  • Child ID: ES9060166
    • Waiting: 477 Days for a sponsor.
Osman makes his home with his father and his mother. Carrying water, gathering firewood and running errands are his household duties. His father is employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

For fun, Osman enjoys basketball and bicycling. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.

Please remember Osman in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Osman lives in the forested community of El Paraíso, home to approximately 3,000 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, fish and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, diarrhea, dengue, skin diseases and malnutrition. Most adults are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $36 per month. This community has electricity and water but needs educational materials, employment opportunities and libraries.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Nehemias Student Center to provide Osman with Bible classes, medical and dental checkups, hygiene education, sports, birthday celebrations, academic reinforcement and nutritious snacks. Seventy-five percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are underage.
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 Chalatenango

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