Estefany lives with her grandfather and her mother. She is responsible for carrying water, teaching others and making beds. Her grandfather is not employed and her mother is sometimes employed.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Estefany participates in church activities. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Singing, playing house and playing with dolls are her favorite activities.
Your care and consistent sponsorship are especially important to Estefany because she has asthma. Thank you for your love and prayers.
Estefany lives on the plains of Colonia Municipal, home to approximately 2,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, rice and eggs.
Common health problems in this area include the flu, respiratory infections, coughs and skin diseases. Most adults in Colonia Municipal are unemployed but some work in factories and earn the equivalent of $244 per month. This community needs secondary schools, vocational training centers, employment opportunities, electricity and a sewer system.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Ministerio de Fe to provide Estefany with Bible teaching, medical checkups, nutritious snacks, health education, field trips, birthday celebrations, academic reinforcement, school uniforms, school supplies, Bibles and shoes. The center staff will also provide parenting education for the parents or guardians of Estefany.
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 of San Pedro Sula