Analí lives with her father and her mother. Her father is employed as a laborer and her mother is employed as a laborer. Analí works at home running errands and cleaning. There are 4 children in the family.
For fun, Analí enjoys rolling a hoop, singing and playing with dolls. She attends church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.
Because of your sponsorship, Analí will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Analí lives in the hillside community of Las Ayestas, home to approximately 22,600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and corrugated iron roofs. The spoken language is Spanish. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, rice and eggs.
Common health problems in this area include diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, malnutrition and anemia. Most adults in Las Ayestas work as market traders and earn the equivalent of $263 per month. This community needs paved streets, schools, vocational and technical training facilities, employment opportunities, recreational areas, health centers and wastewater management.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Shekina Student Center to provide Analí with Bible teaching, medical checkups, birthday parties, group games, cultural activities, field trips, academic support, literacy classes, school supplies, uniforms and shoes. The center staff will also provide evangelism, schooling and family recreational activities for the parents or guardians of Analí.
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 Tegucigalpa