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Yasmina T Koanda  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: March 1, 2005
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Burkina Faso
  • Center: Assemblies of God Tanghin Taambila Child Development Center
  • Child ID: BF1250264
    • Waiting: 305 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
In her home, Yasmina helps by running errands. She lives with her grandfather and her grandmother. Her grandfather is sometimes employed and her grandmother is sometimes employed. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Yasmina participates in church activities. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Playing with dolls and playing group games are her favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Yasmina to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Yasmina lives on the plains of Sect 23 Tanghin Taambila, home to approximately 21,400 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 are unemployed but some 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 Yasmina 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 Yasmina.
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

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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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