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Jennifer Carolina Mejia Jimenez  

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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: March 28, 2007
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: El Nazareno Student Center
  • Child ID: ES9150165
In her home, Jennifer helps by running errands. She lives with her mother. Her mother is employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family.

For fun, Jennifer enjoys playing with dolls, hide-and-seek and running. She attends Bible class regularly and is in kindergarten where her performance is average.

Your love and support will help Jennifer to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Jennifer lives on the plains of El Cocalito, home to approximately 6,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, mud walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bread, plantains and rice.

Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, the flu and worms. Most adults in El Cocalito work as market traders and earn the equivalent of $175 per month. This community has electricity and drinking water but needs libraries, vocational training workshops, employment opportunities, improved housing and substance abuse prevention programs.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of El Nazareno Student Center to provide Jennifer with Bible teaching, hygiene education, nutritious snacks, medical checkups, special celebrations, field trips, academic reinforcement and reading and writing classes. The center staff will also provide meetings, special celebrations and opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Jennifer.
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: Southwest of Usulután

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