Lesby makes her home with her father and her mother. Running errands is her household duty. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 5 children in the family.
Lesby is not presently attending school. Playing house, playing with dolls and running are her favorite activities. She also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.
Please remember Lesby in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Lesby lives in the hillside community of Potrerillos Villanueva, Cortes, home to approximately 26,600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of earthen floors; wood or mud walls; and tin 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, allergies and respiratory diseases. Most adults are unemployed but some work as farmers and earn the equivalent of $157 per month. This community needs schools, employment opportunities, parks and substance abuse rehabilitation centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Brisas del Paraiso to provide Lesby with Bible teaching, medical checkups, vitamins, nutrition and health education, sports, birthday celebrations, etiquette training, educational field trips, school uniforms, shoes, school supplies and academic reinforcement. The center staff will also provide evangelism, counseling and nutrition education for the parents or guardians of Lesby.
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