Isaac lives with his mother. He is responsible for running errands and cleaning. His mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
Soccer, playing with cars and playing ball games are Isaac's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.
Because of your sponsorship, Isaac will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Isaac lives on the plains of Colonia Las Vegas, home to approximately 2,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, mud walls and corrugated iron roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, plantains and rice.
Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, worms, skin diseases and respiratory illnesses. Most adults are unemployed but some work as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $200 per month. This community needs garbage collection service, schools, employment opportunities, vocational training centers and access to health centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Hossana Student Center to provide Isaac with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health and hygiene education, field trips, school supplies, shoes, clothes and academic reinforcement. The center staff will also provide meetings, evangelism and health education for the parents or guardians of Isaac.
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: East section of San Pedro Sula