Eveline lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother is sometimes employed as a project worker. Eveline works at home caring for children, washing clothes and helping in the kitchen. There are 5 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Eveline participates in church activities and Bible class. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Jumping rope, hide-and-seek and playing group games are her favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Eveline to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Eveline lives on the plains of Toecin, home to approximately 23,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Mossi and the most commonly spoken language is Moore.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, guinea pig, fish, bread, beef, rice, goat and millet. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea, typhoid and meningitis. Most adults in Toecin are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $10 per month. This community needs tuition assistance, evangelism and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Assemblies of God Wend-Songre of Toecin Child Development Center to provide Eveline with Bible teaching, hygiene education, medical checkups, community service opportunities, food, group games, social activities, tuition and vocational skills training. The center staff will also provide educational monthly meetings, income-generating activities and HIV/AIDS awareness training for the parents or guardians of Eveline.
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: Northwest of Ouagadougou