In her home, Daniela helps by running errands. She lives with her stepfather and her mother. Her stepfather is employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
For fun, Daniela enjoys jumping rope and playing group games. She attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where her performance is above average.
Your love and support will help Daniela to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Daniela lives on the plains of Colonia Fe y Esperanza, home to approximately 11,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, plantains, eggs and rice. Common health problems in this area include dengue fever, the flu, malnutrition, respiratory illnesses, diarrhea and skin diseases. Most adults in Colonia Fe y Esperanza work in factories and earn the equivalent of $158 per month. This community needs school and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Pacto con Dios Student Center to provide Daniela with Christian education, medical checkups, group games, health and hygiene education, birthday parties, field trips, academic reinforcement, school supplies and learning for life workshops. The center staff will also provide evangelism, health and hygiene education and community service opportunities for the parents or guardians of Daniela.
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