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Anyelin Nicole Velásquez Reyes  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: February 9, 2007
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Honduras
  • Center: CDI Filadelfia
  • Child ID: HO2650336
Anyelin lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include caring for children, running errands and cleaning. There are 2 children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home.

For fun, Anyelin enjoys rolling a hoop, art and hide-and-seek. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.

Because of your sponsorship, Anyelin will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Anyelin lives in the mountainous community of Las Crucitas, home to approximately 1,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and corrugated iron roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, guinea pig, bread, beef, plantains, rice and potatoes.

Common health problems in this community include respiratory illnesses, intestinal infections, skin diseases and dengue. Most adults in Las Crucitas work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $263 per month. This community needs vocational training programs, employment opportunities, improved housing, security and recreational areas.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Filadelfía to provide Anyelin with Christian education, medical checkups, health, hygiene and nutrition education, vitamins, field trips, academic support, school supplies, life skills workshops, shoes and clothes. The center staff will also provide meetings, evangelism and health education for the parents or guardians of Anyelin.
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.

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Child's Location: North section of Tegucigalpa

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