Francisco lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include carrying water, running errands and cleaning. There are 2 children in the family. His father is employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home.
Soccer, playing with cars and reading are Francisco's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is above average and he also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.
Please remember Francisco in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Francisco lives in the hillside community of Aldea Germania, home to approximately 1,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and corrugated tin roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, rice, spaghetti and vegetables. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, worms, diarrhea and skin diseases. Most adults in Aldea Germania work as masons and earn the equivalent of $210 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, schools, paved streets and public transportation.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Un Nuevo Amanecer en Cristo to provide Francisco with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health, hygiene and nutrition education, group games, school supplies, uniforms and shoes. The center staff will also provide evangelism and opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Francisco.
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: South section of Tegucigalpa