Hamidou lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include caring for children and running errands. There are 5 children in the family. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Hamidou participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer and playing group games are his favorite activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Hamidou will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Hamidou lives on the plains of Sect 23 Tanghin Taambila, home to approximately 23,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud or brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Mossi and the most commonly spoken language is Moore.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, guinea pig, fish, bread, rice and porridge. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea and typhoid. Most adults work as guards or day laborers and earn the equivalent of $20 per month. This community needs schools, tuition assistance, improved housing and income-generating activities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Assemblies of God of Tanghin Taamblia Child Development Center to provide Hamidou with Bible teaching, games, hygiene education, social clubs, tuition and community service opportunities. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings, income-generating activities and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Hamidou.
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