Elder makes his home with his father and his mother. Running errands is his household duty. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Elder enjoys playing with marbles and playing ball games. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in kindergarten where his performance is average.
Please remember Elder in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Elder lives in the hillside community of Colonia Lomas del Norte, Comayaguela M.D.C., home to approximately 4,800 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, bananas, plantains and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, skin diseases and diarrhea. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $250 per month. This community needs a sewer system, employment opportunities, parks, high schools, police stations and substance abuse rehabilitation centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI El-Roí to provide Elder with Bible teaching, medical checkups, vitamins, nutrition and health education, dental treatment, sports, birthday celebrations, academic reinforcement, school supplies, shoes and school uniforms. The center staff will also provide evangelism, counseling, nutrition education and parenting education for the parents or guardians of Elder.
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: Northeast of central Tegucigalpa