- Country: Honduras
- D.O.B: January 10, 2013
- Age: 5
- Gender: Boy
Jonatan lives with his mother and father. Jonatan's mother is not employed. Jonatan's father is sometimes employed. Jonatan has siblings living in the household. Jonatan helps with the following duties at home: Cleaning, Running Errands.Jonatan's favourite activities and interests include: Ball Games, Clapping hands to rhythm, Group Games, Hide and Seek, Jumping, Listening to stories, Marbles, Rolling a ball, Running, Singing, Soccer or Football, Toy Cars, Walking.Activities that Jonatan enjoys through the church are: Bible Class. Jonatan attends school. He is in the equivalent of preschool.Jonatan's favourite subject is art. His performance in school is not available.Jonatan's family lives in the area of Brisas del Norte in Honduras.
Two mountain ranges divide Honduras, and tropical lowlands lie along both coasts. The climate varies according to altitude with higher regions being tem-perate and the lowlands tropical. The rainy season lasts from June to October.
Honduras is the poorest country in Central America. Eighty-seven percent of the people are peasants of Indian and Spanish ancestry, and malnourishment is widespread. Honduras is primarily an agricultural country, with bananas, coffee, timber, beef, and sugar production as major exports.
Mayan civilization flourished in Honduras centuries before Columbus arrived in 1502. Honduras became independent from Spain in 1821 and from a federation of Central American countries in 1838. Since then, frequent revolutions have marked the country's history. 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. The government is now concerned with land distribution, a literacy campaign, and raising wages.
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