David lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include gathering firewood, gardening and helping in the kitchen. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed. There are 5 children in the family.
David is not presently attending school. Soccer, singing and bicycling are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.
Your love and support will help David to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
David lives on the plains of Kilwin, home to approximately 42,500 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, fish, bread, beef, rice, goat and millet. Common health problems in this area include malaria, meningitis, diarrhea and typhoid. Most adults in Kilwin are unemployed but some work as day laborers or office security guards and earn the equivalent of $10 per month. This community needs evangelism, tuition assistance and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Assemblies of God Bon Berger of Kilwin Child Development Center to provide David with Bible teaching, hygiene education, medical checkups, community service opportunities, group games, social activities, tuition and vocational skills training. The center staff will also provide meetings, parenting skills training, income-generating activities and HIV/AIDS awareness training for the parents or guardians of David.
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