In her home, Yulieth helps by making beds, running errands and cleaning. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother is employed as a project worker. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Yulieth participates in church activities, Bible class and camp. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Jumping rope, bicycling and hide-and-seek are her favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Yulieth to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Yulieth lives in the community of Jesús de Otoro, Intibucá, home to approximately 1,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors and adobe walls.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans and rice. Common health problems in this area include parasites, respiratory infections and vector-borne diseases. Most adults work as day laborers, fishermen, subsistence farmers or in domestic services and earn the equivalent of $224 per month.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Promesas de Otoro Child Development Center to provide Yulieth with Bible studies, picnics, discipleship classes, health screenings, vaccinations, indoor and outdoor games, hygiene and health education, team building activities, community service opportunities, team building activities, leadership training, talent development, educational assistance, life skills training, mentoring programs, educational field trips and vocational training.
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