Milagro makes her home with her mother. Gathering firewood and running errands are her household duties. Her mother is employed. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Milagro participates in Bible class. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Singing, playing with dolls and playing group games are her favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Milagro to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Milagro 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 Milagro 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 Milagro.
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