Shari lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include running errands and cleaning. There are 3 children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home.
Playing house, jumping rope and running are Shari's favorite activities. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities.
Your love and support will help Shari to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Shari lives on the plains of Colonia 10 de Septiembre, Chamelecon, home to approximately 10,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or cement floors; wood, tin or adobe walls; and tin or plastic sheet roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, plantains and rice. Common health problems in this area include colds, fevers, malnutrition, respiratory illnesses, coughs and anemia. Most adults work in factories and earn the equivalent of $155 per month. This community needs law enforcement, teachers, libraries, employment opportunities, medical centers and water.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Nehemias 2:20 to provide Shari with Bible teaching, choir, health and hygiene education, medical checkups, nutrition workshops, special celebrations, games, vocational training, nutritious snacks and opportunities to plant trees. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings and vocational courses for the parents or guardians of Shari.
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