Cristhian lives with his mother. His mother is employed as a laborer. Cristhian works at home caring for children, running errands and cleaning. There are 2 children in the family.
Soccer, playing with cars and playing with marbles are Cristhian's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.
Because of your sponsorship, Cristhian will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Cristhian lives in the coastal community of Colonia Bermejo, home to approximately 4,600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have dirt floors. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses and diarrhea. Most adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $250 per month. This community needs schools, employment opportunities, a sewage system, street repairs, water and housing improvements.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Sueño de Dios to provide Cristhian with Bible teaching, medical checkups, nutrition and hygiene education, recreational activities, birthday celebrations, academic reinforcement, school supplies, uniforms and shoes. The center staff will also provide nutrition education, counseling and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Cristhian.
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