Sofia lives with her father and her mother. Her father is employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. Sofia works at home helping in the kitchen, running errands and cleaning. There are 4 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Sofia participates in church activities and Bible class. She is also in middle school where her performance is above average. Swimming, reading and playing group games are her favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Sofia to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Sofia lives on the plains of Barrio San José, home to approximately 8,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, mud walls and tile roofs. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, rice, cheese and milk. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, diarrhea and dengue. Most adults in Barrio San José work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $263 per month. This community needs schools, teachers, employment opportunities and substance abuse prevention programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Jehova Proveyo Child Development Center to provide Sofia with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health and hygiene education, community service opportunities, birthday parties, school supplies, music and English classes, shoes and uniforms. The center staff will also provide health and hygiene education and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Sofia.
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 Danli