Nazareth lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include carrying water, 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, Nazareth enjoys rolling a hoop, playing house and playing group games. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is above average.
Your love and support will help Nazareth to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Nazareth lives on the plains of Guaimaca, FM, home to approximately 5,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tile roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, bread, rice and eggs. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, allergies and dengue. Most adults work in factories and earn the equivalent of $122 per month. This community needs paved streets, an adequate water system, employment opportunities, increased salaries and recreation centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Edificando Vidas Student Center to provide Nazareth with Bible teaching, medical checkups, vitamins, sports, birthday celebrations, educational field trips, academic reinforcement and school uniforms. The center staff will also provide evangelism, counseling, nutrition and parenting education for the parents or guardians of Nazareth.
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: Northwest of Tegucigalpa