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Steven Jose Gonzalez Gonzalez  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: June 20, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Nicaragua
  • Center: Corderitos del Rey Student Center
  • Child ID: NI1670408
    • Waiting: 263 Days for a sponsor.
Steven lives with his stepfather and his mother. He is responsible for running errands. His stepfather is employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a laborer. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Steven participates in Bible class. He is also in kindergarten where his performance is average. Playing with cars, singing and bicycling are his favorite activities.

Please remember Steven in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Steven lives on the plains of Francisco Meza, home to approximately 6,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, wood walls and tin roofs. The population is comprised of mixed races and the most commonly spoken language is Spanish.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, bread and rice. Common health problems in this area include respiratory diseases, malnourishment and dengue fever. Most adults in Francisco Meza are unemployed but some work in factories and earn the equivalent of $73 per month. This community needs vocational training, schools, libraries, employment opportunities and alcohol abuse prevention programs.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Corderitos de Rey Student Center to provide Steven with Bible teaching, preventative health classes, medical checkups, vaccinations, counseling, special celebrations, recreational activities, school supplies, tutoring, handicraft training and educational classes. The center staff will also provide Bible teaching, monthly meetings and opportunities for project participation for the parents or guardians of Steven.
With the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Caribbean Sea to the east, Nicaragua is the second largest country in Central America, after Mexico. The country has three different geographic regions: the Pacific lowlands, the north-central mountains and the Caribbean lowlands, also called the Mosquito Coast or Mosquitía. The climate is tropical in the lowlands and cooler in the highlands. The Mosquito Coast is an outlet for many of the large rivers originating in the central mountains. It is a sparsely populated rainforest area. Seventeen percent of the country has been given national park status.

The Nicaraguan population, mostly of indigenous and European ancestry, is more urban than rural. Spanish is the official language but on the Caribbean coast, Creole English and indigenous languages are also spoken. Poetry is one of Nicaragua's most loved arts. Even though most Nicaraguans are Catholic, during the 20th century Protestant denominations increased their membership, particularly in the western half of the country.

In 1524, Hernandez de Cordoba founded the first permanent Spanish settlements in the region. Nicaragua gained independence from Spain in 1821, briefly becoming a part of the Mexican Empire. In 1838, Nicaragua became an independent republic. The country began free-market reforms in 1991, after 12 years of economic free fall under the Sandinista regime. Despite some initial setbacks, Nicaragua has made dramatic progress. Nicaragua is primarily an agricultural country but construction, mining, fisheries, exports and general commerce have added to its stability and the well-being of its people.

In November 1998, Hurricane Mitch ravaged Nicaragua. Heavy rains followed and triggered a mudslide at Volcán Casita that buried several villages. Over 3,000 Nicaraguans died as a result of the hurricane. Several nations cancelled Nicaragua's debt in late 1999 as a result of the tragedy and the country is rebuilding slowly.

Map of Nicaragua

Child's Location: Northeastern Managua

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