Nancy lives with her father and her mother. At home, duties include carrying water, washing clothes and running errands. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 5 children in the family.
Playing jacks, art and jumping rope are Nancy's favorite activities. In primary school her performance is above average and she also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.
Nancy especially needs your love and care because she has asthma and is receiving regular medical treatment. Because of your sponsorship, however, she is better able to lead a well-adjusted life. Please pray for her.
Nancy lives in the hillside community of Florida, Copán, home to approximately 6,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, rice and eggs. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, dental decay, malnutrition and worms. Most adults work as day laborers, street vendors, on plantations or domestic services and earn the equivalent of $179 per month. This community needs qualified teachers, schools, employment opportunities and recreation centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Sendero de Amor Child Development Center to provide Nancy with Bible teaching, discipleship classes, health screenings, hygiene education, vaccinations, team building activities, community service opportunities, indoor and outdoor games, educational assistance, tutoring, computer classes and educational field trips.
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: North of Santa Rosa de Copán