Djami makes her home with her father and her mother. Washing clothes, helping in the kitchen and running errands are her household duties. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother is sometimes employed. There are 7 children in the family.
For fun, Djami enjoys playing with dolls, 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.
Your love and support will help Djami to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Djami lives on the plains of Secteur 17/Pissy, home to approximately 15,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or cement floors, mud or brick walls and tin 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 and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria and diarrhea. Most adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers or in domestic service and earn the equivalent of $20 per month. This community needs employment opportunities and support for paying school fees.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Assemblée de Dieu/75ème Anniversaire CDC to provide Djami with Bible teaching, hygiene education, group games, tuition, medical checkups, social club activities and vocational skills. In addition, non-school children will receive reading and writing classes. Sixty-eight percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are underage.
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