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Maudiel Antonio Medina Aviles  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: February 2, 2007
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Nicaragua
  • Center: Centro de Desarrollo Integral Mensajeros de Cristo
  • Child ID: NI1850385
Maudiel lives with his mother. At home, duties include making beds and running errands. His mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

Soccer, playing with cars and playing with marbles are Maudiel's favorite activities. In kindergarten his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.

Because of your sponsorship, Maudiel will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Maudiel lives on the plains of Barrio San Francisco, home to approximately 8,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement with corrugated iron roofs.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken and rice. Common health problems in this area include gastro-intestinal diseases and respiratory infections. Most adults in Barrio San Francisco work in factories and earn the equivalent of $150 per month. This community has drinking water and electricity but needs schools, employment opportunities and improved housing.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Centro de Desarrollo Integral Mensajeros de Cristo to provide Maudiel with a Christian education, medical check-ups, nutritious food, health and hygiene education, special celebrations, tutoring, school uniforms, shoes and academic reinforcement. In addition, literacy classes are available for non-schooled children. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings and health education for the parents or guardians of Maudiel.
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: West of Managua

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