Aarón lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a seller in the market and his mother maintains the home. Aarón works at home caring for animals and running errands. There are 2 children in the family.
Aarón is not attending school because he is too young. Soccer, playing ball games and bicycling are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.
Your love and support will help Aarón to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Aarón lives in the hillside community of San Antonio Copan, home to approximately 2,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tile roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, rice and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include allergies, respiratory illnesses and parasites. Most adults in San Antonio Copan are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $180 per month. This community needs income-generating programs and scholastic materials.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Jehová Nuestro Ayudador Student Center to provide Aarón with Bible teaching, medical checkups, nutrition and health education, vitamins, birthday celebrations, dental treatments, sports, school supplies, uniforms, shoes and academic reinforcement. The center staff will also provide evangelism, counseling and nutrition education for the parents or guardians of Aarón.
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 Copan