Yostin lives with his mother. His duties at home include carrying water, running errands and cleaning. His mother is sometimes employed as a laborer.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Yostin participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, playing with cars and bicycling are his favorite activities.
Please remember Yostin in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Yostin lives in the hillside community of Nueva Esperanza, home to approximately 11,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, block walls and tin roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize and beans. Common health problems include respiratory illnesses, skin infections, parasites and dengue. Most adults in Nueva Esperanza work in factories and earn the equivalent of $269 per month. This community has telephone service, electricity and drinking water but needs schools, teachers, job opportunities, family counseling and alcohol abuse prevention programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of the Joyas de Jes£s Student Center to provide Yostin with Bible teaching, medical exams, health, nutrition and hygiene instruction, field trips, special celebrations, school reinforcement and school supplies. The center staff will also provide meetings, devotionals, health and hygiene education and opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Yostin.
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 Danlí