In her home, Anyelin helps by caring for children, running errands and cleaning. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Anyelin participates in church activities and Bible class. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Rolling a hoop, art and hide-and-seek are her favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Anyelin to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Anyelin lives in the mountainous community of Las Crucitas, home to approximately 1,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, adobe walls and corrugated iron roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken and bread.
Most adults in Las Crucitas work as day laborers or in domestic services and earn the equivalent of $179 per month. This community needs employment opportunities and health centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Filadelfia Child Development Center to provide Anyelin with Bible studies, Sunday school, picnics, discipleship classes, leadership training, health screenings, supplemental food, vaccinations, indoor and outdoor games, team building activities, hygiene and health education, talent development, community service opportunities, debate clubs, educational field trips, tutoring, life skills training, educational assistance, vocational training and career guidance.
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