German lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for gathering firewood and running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother maintains the home. There are 4 children in the family.
For fun, German enjoys soccer, bicycling and hide-and-seek. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in middle school where his performance is average.
Please remember German in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
German lives on the plains of El Guante, Cedros, home to approximately 2,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, adobe walls and tile roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, skin diseases and throat problems. Most adults in El Guante, Cedros work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $158 per month. This community needs a sewage system, educational materials, qualified teachers and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Jesus es mi Luz Child Development Center to provide German with Bible teaching, retreats, health and hygiene campaigns, vitamin, medical checkups, games, academic support, homework help, school supplies and shoes. The center staff will also provide evangelism and meetings for the parents or guardians of German.
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: Northeast of Tegucigalpa