Fergie lives with her mother. Her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. Fergie works at home teaching others, washing clothes and cleaning.
Singing, art and playing with dolls are Fergie's favorite activities. In kindergarten her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.
Your love and support will help Fergie to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Fergie lives on the plains of Barrio la Victoria, home to approximately 3,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and corrugated iron roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, plantains and rice.
Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, allergies, intestinal infections, malnutrition and worms. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $185 per month. This community needs schools, vocational training centers, teachers, employment opportunities, parks and drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI La Victoria to provide Fergie with Bible teaching, medical and ophthalmological checkups, dental treatment, vitamins, birthday celebrations, academic reinforcement, school supplies, shoes, school uniforms and health and nutrition education. The center staff will also provide evangelism, counseling, nutrition education and alcohol abuse prevention counseling for the parents or guardians of Fergie.
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