Ninoska lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. Ninoska works at home washing clothes, running errands and cleaning. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Ninoska participates in Bible class. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Playing with dolls, playing ball games and playing group games are her favorite activities.
Ninoska has asthma and is receiving regular medical treatment. Please pray for her and be assured that your sponsorship helps her to live a fulfilled life.
Ninoska lives on the plains of El Progreso Yoro, home to approximately 2,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have zinc roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, rice, bananas, butter and cheese. Common health problems in this area include worms, diarrhea, respiratory illnesses, allergies, asthma and skin diseases. Most adults in El Progreso Yoro work in factories and earn the equivalent of $200 per month. This community needs parks, schools, teachers and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of El Camino Student Center to provide Ninoska with Bible teaching, medical and dental checkups, health and hygiene education, field trips, uniforms, school supplies, academic reinforcement, shoes and birthday celebrations. The center staff will also provide hygiene education, child care education and opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Ninoska.
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: West section of El Progreso