Korotoumou lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother is sometimes employed as a seller in the market. Korotoumou works at home running errands. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Korotoumou participates in Bible class. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Playing house, playing with dolls and hide-and-seek are her favorite activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Korotoumou will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Korotoumou lives on the plains of Cissin, home to approximately 16,300 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or cement floors; adobe or cement walls; and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Moose and the most commonly spoken language is Moore.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, fish, bread, beef, rice and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea, typhoid, malnutrition and respiratory infections. Most adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers, street vendors or in domestic services and earn the equivalent of $29 per month. This community needs tuition assistance, employment opportunities and income-generating activities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Adoullam Temple Philadelphie Student Center to provide Korotoumou with Bible teaching, hygiene lessons, medical checkups, community service opportunities, social clubs, group games, tuition and vocational skills training. Fifty-one 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: Ouagadougou