Andrea lives with her aunt. Her aunt maintains the home. Andrea works at home making beds, running errands and cleaning. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Andrea participates in Bible class. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Telling stories, jumping rope and playing group games are her favorite activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Andrea will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Andrea lives in the hillside community of Col. Jose Angel Ulloa, home to approximately 8,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and tin roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, rice and spaghetti. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, parasites, dental problems and respiratory illnesses. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $250 per month. This community needs water, garbage collection, schools, vocational training centers and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Crecimiento Integral to provide Andrea with Bible teaching, hygiene and health education, medical checkups, group games, birthday celebrations, cultural activities, field trips, academic reinforcement, school supplies, uniforms and shoes. The center staff will also provide evangelism, family recreational activities and parenting education for the parents or guardians of Andrea.
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 of Tegucigalpa