Daniel lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for running errands and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Daniel participates in church activities. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, art and running are his favorite activities.
Please remember Daniel in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Daniel lives in the hillside community of Barrio Buenos Aires, home to approximately 52,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood floors, block walls and corrugated iron roofs. The population is comprised of Mestizos and the spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, rice, vegetables and meat. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses and diarrhea. Most adults in Barrio Buenos Aires work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $226 per month. This community needs job opportunities, recreation centers and vocational training centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Torre Fuerte Student Center to provide Daniel with Bible teaching, health and hygiene education, medical checkups, sports, special celebrations, counseling, English classes, field trips, academic support and school supplies. The center staff will also provide evangelism, meetings and schooling for the parents or guardians of Daniel.
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