Sindy lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include caring for children and making beds. There are 3 children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.
Jumping rope, bicycling and reading are Sindy's favorite activities. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends youth group.
Please remember Sindy in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Sindy lives in the mountainous community of Barrio San Antonio, home to approximately 3,300 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 and rice. Common health problems in this area include malnutrition, parasites, skin diseases, respiratory illnesses and intestinal infections. Most adults in Barrio San Antonio work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $189 per month. This community needs qualified teachers, employment opportunities and security.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Pequeños Gigantes Student Center to provide Sindy with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health and hygiene education, field trips, group games, birthday parties, academic support, school supplies and learning for life workshops. The center staff will also provide evangelism, meetings and health education for the parents or guardians of Sindy.
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: Southwest of Danli