Maycool lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for making beds, running errands and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Maycool participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Playing with cars, art and playing ball games are his favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Maycool to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Maycool lives in the hillside community of Brisas del Norte, home to approximately 2,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, malnutrition and anemia. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $250 per month. This community needs paved streets, improved basic services, vocational training facilities, schools and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Bendecidos por Dios Student Center to provide Maycool with Bible teaching, health and nutrition education, medical checkups, group games, birthday parties, cultural activities, academic support, school supplies, uniforms and shoes. The center staff will also provide evangelism, schooling and family recreational activities for the parents or guardians of Maycool.
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