Erlin lives with his grandmother. He is responsible for carrying water and running errands. His grandmother is employed as a laborer. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Erlin participates in Bible class. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, playing with cars and running are his favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Erlin to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Erlin lives in the hillside community of Colonia Las Brisas, home to approximately 9,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement and have corrugated iron roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, rice and spaghetti. Common health problems in this area include intestinal infections, diabetes and high blood pressure. Most adults in Colonia Las Brisas work in factories and earn the equivalent of $289 per month. This community needs schools, qualified teachers, vocational training and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Generación del Vino Nuevo Student Center to provide Erlin with Bible teaching, medical checkups, hygiene education, snacks, field trips, group games, academic support, school supplies, uniforms and shoes. In addition, developmental activities are available for non-schooled children. The center staff will also provide meetings, evangelism and opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Erlin.
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 section of Danli