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Josue Abraham Ayala Martinez  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: August 6, 2004
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: El Salvador
  • Center: Príncipes de Israel Student Center
  • Child ID: ES9270013
    • Waiting: 324 Days for a sponsor.
In his home, Josue helps by running errands and cleaning. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Josue participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer and playing with marbles are his favorite activities.

Because of your sponsorship, Josue will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Josue lives in the mountainous community of Tecoluca, home to approximately 7,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bread and rice.

Common health problems in this area include the flu, parasites, malnutrition and skin diseases. Half of the adults in Tecoluca are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $125 per month. This community has electricity and drinking water but needs libraries and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Principes de Israel Student Center to provide Josue with Bible teaching, medical and dental checkups, sports, special celebrations, academic reinforcement, field trips, school supplies, computer workshops and uniforms. Eighty percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide meetings and family day celebrations for the parents or guardians of Josue.
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 San Vicente

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects your child with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.  

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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