Norma lives with her father and her mother. At home, duties include carrying water, running errands and cleaning. Her father is employed and her mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
Norma is not attending school because she is too young. Playing with dolls and running are her favorite activities. She also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.
Your love and support will help Norma to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Norma lives on the plains of Bordo El Gavion/Sector Refael Leonardo Callejas, home to approximately 5,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or wood floors; wood or adobe 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 and respiratory diseases. Most adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $150 per month. This community needs schools, vocational training centers, employment opportunities and parks.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Campeones del Rey to provide Norma with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health and nutrition education, vitamins, sports, birthday celebrations, school supplies, shoes, academic reinforcement and school uniforms. The center staff will also provide nutrition education for the parents or guardians of Norma.
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: Southeast of San Pedro Sula