Daniela lives with her father and her mother. She is responsible for washing clothes, making beds and cleaning. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Daniela participates in church activities and Bible class. She is also in middle school where her performance is average. Basketball, art and listening to music are her favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Daniela to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Daniela lives on the plains of Jesús de Otoro, Intibucá, home to approximately 1,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, mud walls and tile roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans and rice. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, worms, skin diseases and respiratory illnesses. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $150 per month. The community needs employment opportunities, more schools, qualified teachers and a sewer system.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Promesas de Otoro Student Center to provide Daniela with a Christian education, medical checkups, de-worming, health and hygiene education, field trips, academic reinforcement, life skills workshops, school supplies, shoes and clothes. The center staff will also provide meetings, evangelism and health education for the parents or guardians of Daniela.
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