Deybi lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include gathering firewood, gardening and running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 5 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Deybi participates in church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School. He is also in primary school where his performance is above average. Soccer and playing with marbles are his favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Deybi to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Deybi lives in the mountainous community of Las Lomitas, Orocuina, home to approximately 1,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt, cement or mud brick floors, wood or mud walls and wood, tile or tin roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory illnesses, skin allergies, diarrhea, malnutrition, renal diseases and asthma. Most adults in work in factories and earn the equivalent of $150 per month. This community needs schools, vocational training, more employment opportunities and a police station.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Pan de Vida to provide Deybi with a Christian education, medical and dental checkups, vitamins, nutrition education, sports, birthday celebrations, tutoring, educational field trips, school uniforms and supplies, shoes, handicraft lessons and vocational training. The center staff will also provide schooling, counseling, nutrition education and literacy classes for the parents or guardians of Deybi.
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: Northeast of Choluteca