Dania makes her home with her father and her mother. Washing clothes, running errands and cleaning are her household duties. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Dania participates in Bible class. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Basketball, playing house and art are her favorite activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Dania will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Dania lives on the plains of Jesus de Otoro, Intibuca, home to approximately 9,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, mud walls and corrugated iron roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, rice and eggs. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, parasites, skin diseases and respiratory illnesses. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $160 per month. This community needs access to potable water, employment opportunities, health centers and paved streets.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Chispita de Fe Student Center to provide Dania with Christian education, health, hygiene and nutrition education, medical checkups, field trips, school supplies and academic reinforcement. The center staff will also provide evangelism and health and nutrition workshops for the parents or guardians of Dania.
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: Southwest of Siguatepeque