In her home, Abzeta helps by caring for children, washing clothes and running errands. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 4 children in the family.
For fun, Abzeta enjoys playing house, hide-and-seek and playing group games. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.
Because of your sponsorship, Abzeta will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Abzeta lives on the plains of Boussé-Secteur 1, home to approximately 44,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Moose and the most commonly spoken language is Moore.
The regional diet consists of beans, bananas, bread, beef, plantains, rice, potatoes, goat and pork. Common health problems in this area include malaria, meningitis, HIV/AIDS, typhoid and epilepsy. Most adults are unemployed but some work in agriculture or animal husbandry and earn the equivalent of $2 per month. This community needs tuition assistance, secondary schools, improving housing and HIV/AIDS awareness programs.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Assemblies of God of Boussé Central Church Child Development Center to provide Abzeta with Bible teaching, games, health and hygiene education, health screening, social clubs, field trips, tuition and community service opportunities. The center staff will also provide parenting skills training for the parents or guardians of Abzeta.
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: Northwest of Ouagadougou