In her home, Saraí helps by carrying water, washing clothes and running errands. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
Saraí is not attending school because she is too young. Playing house, playing with dolls and bicycling are her favorite activities. She also attends church activities, Bible class and Vacation Bible School regularly.
Because of your sponsorship, Saraí will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Saraí lives in the mountainous community of Matapalo, Aldea San Andres, Municipio, Orocuina, home to approximately 3,000 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 work in factories and earn the equivalent of $150 per month. This community needs schools, vocational training and more employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Una Luz en el Camino to provide Saraí with a Christian education, medical and dental checkups, vitamins, sports, tutoring, educational field trips, school uniforms and supplies, shoes, handicrafts and vocational training. The center staff will also provide counseling and literacy classes for the parents or guardians of Saraí.
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