Fernando lives with his stepfather and his mother. At home, duties include making beds and running errands. His stepfather is sometimes employed and his mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Fernando participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in primary school where his performance is above average. Soccer, playing with cars and bicycling are his favorite activities.
Please remember Fernando in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Fernando lives on the plains of Guaymitas, home to approximately 5,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and tin roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, plantains, rice and eggs. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, stomach problems and skin diseases. Most adults work in domestic services and earn the equivalent of $175 per month. This community needs vocational training, employment opportunities, high schools, teachers, water and a sewer system.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Generación de Campeones to provide Fernando with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health and nutrition education, dental treatments, sports, birthday celebrations, community service opportunities, academic reinforcement, school supplies, shoes, school uniforms and vocational training. The center staff will also provide evangelism, meetings and nutrition education for the parents or guardians of Fernando.
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 El Progreso