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Soulemane Lankoandé  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: March 15, 2009
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Burkina Faso
  • Center: CDE BF 132 Eglise AD/Fada secteur 11
  • Child ID: BF1320201
    • Waiting: 293 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Soulemane lives with his mother. He is responsible for caring for children, helping in the kitchen and running errands. His mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 2 children in the family.

Soulemane is not presently attending school. Soccer, hide-and-seek and playing group games are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.

Please remember Soulemane in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Soulemane lives on the plains of Secteur 11, home to approximately 5,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Gurmanceba and the most commonly spoken language is Gurmancema.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, beef, rice and millet (grain). Common health problems in this area include malaria and coughs. Most adults in Secteur 11 work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $20 per month. This community needs schools, tuition assistance, employment opportunities and food.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDE BF 132 Eglise AD/Fada Secteur 11 to provide Soulemane with Bible camps, regular medical checkups, community service opportunities, school fees, textbooks and school supplies. Thirty-six percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide hygiene education for the parents or guardians of Soulemane.
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: Central Fada N'Gourma

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