Samaria lives with her stepfather and her mother. She is responsible for making beds, running errands and cleaning. Her stepfather is sometimes employed as a laborer and her mother maintains the home. There are 4 children in the family.
Samaria is not attending school because she is too young. Playing with dolls, running and playing group games are her favorite activities. She also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.
Your love and support will help Samaria to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Samaria lives in the mountainous community of Nacaome, Valle, home to approximately 56,700 residents. Typical houses are constructed of wood and have dirt floors. The spoken language is Spanish.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory infections, skin diseases, diarrhea, asthma and renal diseases. Most adults work as day laborers, street vendors, market traders or in domestic services and earn the equivalent of $224 per month. This community needs high schools, employment opportunities, police stations, parks and substance abuse rehabilitation centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDI Vencedores Child Development Center to provide Samaria with Bible studies, health screenings, indoor and outdoor games, supplemental food, community service opportunities, talent development and educational assistance.
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: Northwest of Choluteca