Haniel lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for making beds, running errands and cleaning. His father is employed as a laborer and his mother is employed as a project worker. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Haniel enjoys playing with cars, playing ball games and running. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in kindergarten where his performance is average.
Because of your sponsorship, Haniel will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Haniel lives on the plains of Barrio San Miguel, home to approximately 1,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs. The population is comprised of Mestizos and the spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, eggs and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses and allergies. Most adults in Barrio San Miguel work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $160 per month. This community needs teachers, secondary schools, employment opportunities and vocational training centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Pentecostal Student Center to provide Haniel with Bible teaching, medical exams, health education, recreational activities, academic support, scholastic materials and uniforms. The center staff will also provide meetings and educational workshops for the parents or guardians of Haniel.
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: North section of Siguatepeque