Monserrath lives with her mother. Her mother is employed as a laborer. Monserrath works at home running errands and cleaning. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Monserrath participates in church activities and Bible class. She is also in kindergarten where her performance is average. Singing, playing with dolls and hide-and-seek are her favorite activities.
Please remember Monserrath in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Monserrath lives on the plains of Tamara, FM, home to approximately 3,200 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, chicken, bread, rice and eggs. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, allergies and dengue fever. Most adults in Tamara, FM work in factories and earn the equivalent of $289 per month. This community has electricity and water but needs employment and educational opportunities, access to medicine and recreation centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Rayos de Esperanza Student Center to provide Monserrath with evangelism, medical checkups, vitamins, sports, birthday celebrations, educational field trips, school reinforcement and school uniforms. The center staff will also provide evangelism, counseling and nutritional education for the parents or guardians of Monserrath.
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