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Krisia Nayeli Sanchez Ramirez  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: August 25, 2009
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: El Paraíso Student Center
  • Child ID: ES9160023
In her home, Krisia helps by making beds, running errands and cleaning. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

Art, playing with dolls and playing ball games are Krisia's favorite activities. In kindergarten her performance is below average and she also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.

Your love and support will help Krisia to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Krisia lives in the mountainous community of Las Brisas, home to approximately 10,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tile roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans and rice.

Common health problems in this area include respiratory diseases, diarrhea, worms, dengue and conjunctivitis. Most adults in Las Brisas are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $80 per month. This community has electricity and drinking water but needs vocational training, employment opportunities and access to health facilities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of El Paraíso Student Center to provide Krisia with Bible teaching, health and hygiene education, medical and dental checkups, nutritious snacks, birthday celebrations, homework support, academic reinforcement and vocational workshops. Fifty-five percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Krisia.
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 Chalatenanago

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