Gary makes his home with his mother. Running errands and cleaning are his household duties. His mother is employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family.
For fun, Gary enjoys soccer, playing with cars and playing with marbles. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in kindergarten where his performance is average.
Your love and support will help Gary to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Gary lives on the plains of Barrio Suyapa, home to 8,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, eggs and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, diarrhea, allergies, malnutrition and eye diseases. Most adults in Barrio Suyapa work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $210 per month. This community needs secondary schools, employment opportunities, garbage collection, a sewer system, vocational training centers and a public hospital.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Siembra y Cosecha to provide Gary with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health education, environmental protection education, academic reinforcement, school supplies and uniforms. The center staff will also provide meetings and educational workshops for the parents or guardians of Gary.
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