Cristian makes his home with his mother. Caring for children and running errands are his household duties. His mother is employed as a farmer. There are 4 children in the family.
Playing with cars, singing and playing with marbles are Cristian's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends Bible class.
Cristian has asthma and is receiving regular medical treatment. Please pray for him and be assured that your sponsorship helps him to live a fulfilled life.
Cristian lives on the plains of El Rosario, home to approximately 23,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tile roofs. The population is comprised of Mestizos and the spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, coffee and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, malnutrition, diarrhea and parasites. Most adults in El Rosario work as farmers and earn the equivalent of $289 per month. This community needs teachers, vocational training, higher wages and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Sirviendo con el Coraz¢n Student Center to provide Cristian with Bible teaching, medical checkups, health and nutrition education, dental care, group games, birthday parties, school supplies, uniforms, shoes and academic support. The center staff will also provide evangelism, schooling and meetings for the parents or guardians of Cristian.
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