Yonni lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. Yonni works at home carrying water and cleaning. There are 2 children in the family.
Yonni is not attending school because he is too young. Soccer, playing with cars and playing ball games are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities regularly.
Please remember Yonni in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Yonni lives on the plains of Barrio Martin Fajardo, home to approximately 13,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, block walls and corrugated iron roofs.
The regional diet consists of beans, rice, plantains, chicken and cheese. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illness, allergies, intestinal infections, malnutrition and worms. Half of the adults in Barrio Martin Fajardo are unemployed but some work in factories and earn the equivalent of $190 per month. This community needs schools, teachers, employment opportunities, vocational training centers, parks and substance abuse rehabilitation centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of PROFINVI Student Center to provide Yonni with Bible studies, retreats, medical checkups, hygiene education, community service opportunities, academic reinforcement, technical education, school supplies, uniforms and shoes. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings and home visits for the parents or guardians of Yonni.
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: South of San Pedro Sula