Metichela lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include caring for animals, helping in the kitchen and running errands. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Metichela enjoys soccer, playing with cars and singing. He attends church activities, Bible class and choir regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Your love and support will help Metichela to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Metichela lives on the plains of Toukin, home to approximately 15,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe or cement walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Mossi, Dioula and Peulh and the most commonly spoken languages are Moore, Dioula and Peulh.
The regional diet consists of beans, fish, bread, beef and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria, high blood pressure, pneumonia and jaundice. Most adults in Toukin are unemployed but some work in agriculture or small businesses and earn the equivalent of $20 per month. This community needs schools, income-generating activities and tuition assistance.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of AD Temple Elim Child Development Center Toukin to provide Metichela with Bible teaching, games, health activities, hygiene education, tuition and handicraft training. Thirty 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