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Jakeline is 13 years old and lives in Honduras.
Jakeline lives with her mother and father. Jakeline's mother is Sometimes Employed. Her occupation is Waiter / Food Server. Jakeline's father is Sometimes Employed. His occupation is Mason / Bricklayer. Jakeline has 2 siblings living in the household. Jakeline helps with the following duties at home: Cleaning. Jakeline's favourite activities and interests include: Art or Drawing and Running. Activities that Jakeline enjoys through the church are: Only Attends Project. At the compassion centre Jakeline's favourite activities are: Listening to Bible Stories. Jakeline attends school. She is in the equivalent of grade 8. Jakeline's favourite subjects are Math and Science. Her performance in school is Average. Jakeline's family lives in the area of Valle de Angeles in Honduras.
Honduras is a land divided by contrasts, with two wide mountain ranges that dominate the interior, while tropical lowlands lie along both coasts. Three-quarters of the land is forested and mountainous, with rough terrain that makes development difficult. The coastal lowlands are vulnerable to the harsh battering of occasional tropical storms.
Honduras is one of the least developed countries in Central America. Most of the people are of mixed Indigenous and Spanish ancestry and live in small, isolated communities in the hot, rainy interior of the country. Honduras is primarily an agricultural country, with bananas, coffee and sugar as the major cash crops.
The Mayan civilization flourished in Honduras for centuries before Columbus arrived in 1502. Spanish settlement eventually led to war, and the land became a territory of Spain. Honduras was part of a federation of Central American nations that declared themselves independent of Spain in 1821 and later declared its own national independence in 1838. Since then, frequent revolutions and periods of military rule have marked the country's history. An elected civilian government took power in 1982, but the military has remained influential. A brief coup that ousted the president in 2009 was replaced by a newly elected civilian government in 2010.
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