Guy lives with his father and his mother. His duties at home include running errands. There are 3 children in the family. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Guy participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, hide-and-seek and playing group games are his favorite activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Guy will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Guy lives on the plains of Koupéla secteur 2, home to approximately 8,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, earthen 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, fish, beef, rice and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria, coughs and diarrhea. Most adults work as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $24 per month. This community has electricity, a market and a water supply but needs employment opportunities, teachers and evangelism.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDE BF 130 Eglise centrale AD/Koupéla to provide Guy with Bible camps, regular medical checkups, community service opportunities, school fees, textbooks and school supplies. In addition, preschool courses are available for non-schooled children. Fifty-nine 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 Koupéla