Yeison lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for carrying water, making beds and running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a seller in the market and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Yeison enjoys playing with cars, singing and art. He attends church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Because of your sponsorship, Yeison will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Yeison lives in the hillside community of Col. San Buenaventura, home to approximately 5,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement with tile roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans and rice. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, parasites and respiratory diseases. Most adults in Col. San Buenaventura work as day laborers, market traders, street vendors or in domestic services and earn the equivalent of $247 per month. This community needs employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Dios Nuestro Proveedor Child Development Center to provide Yeison with Bible studies, Sunday school, discipleship classes, picnics, health screenings, indoor and outdoor games, vaccinations, hygiene and health education, community service opportunities, talent development, leadership training, mentoring programs, educational field trips, tutoring, career guidance, educational assistance 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: Northern Tegucigalpa