In her home, Nazareth helps by running errands. She lives with her mother. Her mother is employed as a laborer.
For fun, Nazareth enjoys playing with dolls, jumping rope and hide-and-seek. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.
Please remember Nazareth in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Nazareth lives in the mountainous community of Barrio San Cristobal, home to approximately 1,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and tile roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, allergies and HIV/AIDS. Most adults in Barrio San Cristobal work as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $289 per month. This community needs paved streets, schools, teachers, vocational training centers and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI/Peniel to provide Nazareth with Bible teaching, health and hygiene education, dental care, community service opportunities, sports, homework help, shoes, clothes and school supplies. The center staff will also provide evangelism, counseling and health and hygiene education for the parents or guardians of Nazareth.
Two mountain ranges divide Honduras and tropical lowlands line both coasts. The climate varies according to altitude; higher regions are temperate and the lowlands are tropical. The rainy season lasts from May to October.
Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Central America. Eighty-seven percent of the people are peasants of Indian and Spanish ancestry. Honduras is primarily an agricultural country. It's major exports are bananas, coffee, timber, beef and sugar. The majority of Hondurans are Catholic although there's a fast-growing minority of Protestants. Compassion works in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro Sula and in the central and western parts of the country.
Originally inhabited by a Mayan civilization, Honduras was colonized by the Spanish in the early 1500s and gained its independence in 1821. Part of a short-lived confederation of Central American states, Honduras became a separate republic in 1838. Tegucigalpa is the capital and the largest city with a population of 7,480,000.
Internal conflict, skirmishes with neighboring countries and military dictatorship led to decades of political unrest in Honduras. During a stable period from 1955 to 1957, important social progress was made. An elected civilian government took power in 1982, the country's first in ten years. In 1998, the country was devastated by Hurricane Mitch, which killed about 5,600 people and caused almost $1 billion in damage.
Map of Honduras
Child's Location: North section of Tegucigalpa