David lives with his mother. His duties at home include making beds and running errands. His mother maintains the home.
Playing with cars is David's favorite activity. In kindergarten his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.
Because of your sponsorship, David will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
David lives in the hillside community of Col. Suazo Cordova, home to approximately 11,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and tin roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans and rice. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, respiratory illnesses, worms and infections. Most adults work in factories and earn the equivalent of $175 per month. This community needs high schools, vocational training centers, employment opportunities and recreational areas.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Rayos de Bendicion Student Center to provide David with Bible teaching, hygiene and nutrition education, deworming, sports, birthday celebrations, academic support, school supplies and school uniforms. The center staff will also provide evangelism and counseling for the parents or guardians of David.
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: South of San Pedro Sula