Haguiratou lives with her aunt. At home, duties include washing clothes, helping in the kitchen and running errands. Her aunt is sometimes employed. There are 3 children in the family.
For fun, Haguiratou enjoys singing, jumping rope and reading. She attends Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.
Because of your sponsorship, Haguiratou will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Haguiratou lives on the plains of Silmiougou, home to approximately 4,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud or brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Mossi, Dioula and Peul.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, guinea pig, fish, bread, beef, rice, goat and porridge. Common health problems in this area include malaria, high blood pressure, pneumonia and jaundice. Most adults work as masons or small business owners and earn the equivalent of $33 per month. This community needs schools, tuition assistance, improved housing and income-generating activities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Assemblies of God Silmiougou Child Development Center to provide Haguiratou with Bible teaching, games, hygiene education, social clubs, tuition and community service opportunities. The center staff will also provide meetings, parenting classes, income generating activities and discipleship for the parents or guardians of Haguiratou.
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