Eduardo makes his home with his father and his mother. Caring for children, washing clothes and running errands are his household duties. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Eduardo participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, bicycling and reading are his favorite activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Eduardo will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Eduardo lives on the plains of Col. Sabillon Cruz, 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, plantains 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 $220 per month. This community needs schools, employment opportunities, health centers and recreation areas.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Conquistando Promesas to provide Eduardo with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health, nutrition and hygiene education, sports, birthday celebrations, academic support, school supplies and uniforms. The center staff will also provide evangelism and counseling for the parents or guardians of Eduardo.
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