In his home, Sebastian helps by running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
Soccer, art and bicycling are Sebastian's favorite activities. In kindergarten his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.
Your love and support will help Sebastian to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Sebastian lives on the plains of Col. Sabillon Cruz, home to approximately 11,700 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 dengue, malnutrition, respiratory illnesses, diarrhea, skin disease and the flu. Most adults work as day laborers, market traders, street vendors or in factories and earn the equivalent of $157 per month.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Conquistando Promesas Child Development Center to provide Sebastian with Bible studies, Sunday school, discipleship classes, picnics, health screenings, indoor and outdoor games, supplemental food, hygiene and health education, community service opportunities, talent development, leadership training, life skills training, computer classes, tutoring, educational assistance and vocational training.
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