Jahir makes his home with his mother. Washing clothes, running errands and cleaning are his household duties. His mother is sometimes employed. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Jahir participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, reading and playing group games are his favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Jahir to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Jahir lives on the plains of Colonia 2 de Marzo, home to approximately 6,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, plantains and rice. Common health problems in this area include parasites, respiratory diseases, dental decay and rashes. Most adults work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $180 per month. This community needs public services, schools, vocational training centers, employment opportunities and drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Mi Esperanza to provide Jahir with Bible teaching, hygiene and health education, medical checkups, educational field trips, community service opportunities, academic reinforcement, school supplies, school uniforms and shoes. The center staff will also provide evangelism and nutrition and hygiene education for the parents or guardians of Jahir.
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: Southern El Progresso