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Antony Jose Rodriguez Gomez  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: July 13, 2006
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Nicaragua
  • Center: Sendero de Fe Student Center
  • Child ID: NI2640091
    • Waiting: 289 Days for a sponsor.
Antony lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include carrying water, gathering firewood and running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother maintains the home.

For fun, Antony enjoys soccer, swimming and bicycling. He attends Bible class regularly and is in kindergarten where his performance is above average.

Please remember Antony in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Antony lives on the plains of San Ramon No. 1, Villa Nueva, home to approximately 1,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, brick walls and tile roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, fish, bread and rice.

Common health problems in this area include coughs, fevers, respiratory illnesses and parasites. Half of the adults in San Ramon No. 1, Villa Nueva are unemployed but some work in agriculture and earn the equivalent of $45 per month. This community needs vocational training centers, employment opportunities and substance abuse prevention programs.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Sendero de Fe Student Center to provide Antony with Bible teaching, Bibles, medical checkups, de-worming, nutritious food, health education, special celebrations, math competitions, academic reinforcement, shoes and school uniforms. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings, evangelism, health education and home visits for the parents or guardians of Antony.
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.

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Child's Location: Northeast of Chinandega

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