Evelin lives with her stepfather and her mother. At home, duties include carrying water, washing clothes and making beds. Her stepfather is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 4 children in the family.
For fun, Evelin enjoys singing, playing with dolls and running. She attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.
Please remember Evelin in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Evelin lives in one of the hillside communities of Aldea Santa Eduviges, El Calán, Villanueva or Cortes, home to approximately 7,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and tin roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, bread, beef, plantains, rice, eggs and milk. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, allergies and malnutrition. Most adults work in factories and earn the equivalent of $183 per month. These communities need paved roads, vocational training centers and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Generacion Bendita to provide Evelin with Bible teaching, medical and dental checkups, nutrition education, immunizations, vitamins, special celebrations, vocational training, school uniforms and school supplies. The center staff will also provide parenting education for the parents or guardians of Evelin.
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: Southof San Pedro Sula