Angel lives with his mother. He is responsible for making beds, running errands and cleaning. His mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 5 children in the family.
Angel is not attending school because he is too young. Playing with cars, playing with marbles and playing ball games are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities regularly.
Because of your sponsorship, Angel will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Angel lives in the coastal community of Cofradia, home to approximately 65,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, wood walls and plastic sheet roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas and rice. Common health problems in this area include severe respiratory infections. Most adults in Cofradia work in factories and earn the equivalent of $246 per month.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Rocío del Cielo Child Development Center to provide Angel with Bible teaching, discipleship classes, health screenings, indoor and outdoor games, service opportunities, talent development, team building activities, educational field trips, life skills training and educational assistance.
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