Beninwendé lives with her mother. At home, duties include washing clothes, helping in the kitchen and cleaning. Her mother is sometimes employed. There are 4 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Beninwendé participates in Bible class. She is also in high school where her performance is average. Jumping rope and playing group games are her favorite activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Beninwendé will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Beninwendé lives on the plains of Pissy, home to approximately 180,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group is Mossi and the most commonly spoken language is Mooré.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, guinea pig, fish, bread, beef, rice, potatoes and millet. Common health problems in this area include malaria, meningitis, skin diseases and typhoid fever. Most adults in Pissy are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $20 per month. This community needs income-generating activities and tuition assistance.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of AD Pissy 1 Child Development Center to provide Beninwendé with Bible teaching, hygiene education, community service opportunities, social clubs and tuition. The center staff will also provide educational monthly meetings, HIV/AIDS awareness training, income-generating activities and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Beninwendé.
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in western Africa. It's slightly larger than Colorado and mostly flat with undulating plains and hills in the west and southeast. The country's climate is tropical with warm, dry winters, hot, dry summers and a three-month rainy season.
Burkina Faso, with a population of 13 million, is one of the poorest countries in the world. With no coastlines and ports, the country has few natural resources, fragile soil and an unequal distribution of income. About 90 percent of the population is engaged in agriculture, (mainly subsistence) which is vulnerable to variations in rainfall. The prevalence of HIV/AIDS in the country is 1.6% of the population. French is the official language, although native African languages belonging to the Sudanic family are spoken by 90 percent of the population. About 50 percent of the population is Muslim, 40 percent practice indigenous religions and about 10 percent are Christian, both Catholic and Protestant.
Originally colonized by the French, Burkina Faso gained its independence in 1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Burkina Faso's high population density and limited natural resources result in poor economic prospects for the majority of its citizens. Every year, thousands of seasonal farm workers seek employment in neighboring Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana where they are adversely affected by instability in those regions.
Map of Burkina Faso
Child's Location: In Ouagadougou