Anahí lives with her father and her mother. She is responsible for carrying water, making beds and running errands. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother is sometimes employed. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Anahí enjoys art, playing with dolls and bicycling. She attends church activities regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.
Please remember Anahí in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Anahí lives on the plains of Naco, home to approximately 10,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or cement floors; wood, mud, tin or brick walls; and plastic sheet roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, plantains and rice. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, parasites and respiratory diseases. Most adults in Naco work in factories and earn the equivalent of $180 per month. This community needs schools, vocational training centers, employment opportunities, parks and substance abuse rehabilitation centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Hefziba to provide Anahí with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health and nutrition education, vitamins, dental treatment, sports, birthday celebrations, school supplies, shoes, school uniforms, educational field trips and academic reinforcement. The center staff will also provide nutrition education, counseling and evangelism for the parents and guardians of Anahí.
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: Southwest of San Pedro Sula