Dayana makes her home with her mother. Washing clothes, making beds and running errands are her household duties. Her mother is employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family.
Rolling a hoop and art are Dayana's favorite activities. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.
Your love and support will help Dayana to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Dayana lives on the plains of Colonia Jupiter, home to approximately 6,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and tin roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, plantains, rice and eggs. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, worms, and malnourishment. Most adults in Colonia Jupiter are unemployed but some work recycling plastic and earn the equivalent of $195 per month. This community needs water, a sewage system, secondary schools, employment opportunities, electricity and sports facilities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Semillas de Bendición to provide Dayana with Bible studies, medical checkups, hygiene education, community service opportunities, academic reinforcement, school supplies, school uniforms and shoes. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings, home visits and opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Dayana.
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