Carole lives with her father and her mother. She is responsible for helping in the kitchen, running errands and cleaning. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother is sometimes employed. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Carole participates in Bible class. She is also in high school where her performance is average. Playing with dolls, jumping rope and playing group games are her favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Carole to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Carole lives on the plains of Secteur 17/Bonheur Ville, home to approximately 5,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or cement floors; adobe or brick 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, guinea pig, fish, bread, beef, rice and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea, typhoid, meningitis and chickenpox. Most adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers, market traders, in domestic services or subsistence farming and earn the equivalent of $33 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, medical centers and tuition assistance.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of AD/Saksida Child Development Center to provide Carole with Bible teaching, medical checkups, hygiene education, group games, social clubs, vocational skills and tuition. The center staff will also provide educational monthly meetings, parenting skills training and discipleship for the parents or guardians of Carole.
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: Southwest of Ouagadougou