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Rahinatou Pengwendé Zongo  

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  • Age: 4
  • Birthday: October 10, 2009
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Burkina Faso
  • Center: AD Temple Beneja Kouritenga/CDC
  • Child ID: BF1480223
    • Waiting: 334 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
In her home, Rahinatou helps by running errands. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a seller in the market and her mother is sometimes employed.

Rahinatou is not presently attending school. Playing with dolls is her favorite activity. She also attends Bible class regularly.

Because of your sponsorship, Rahinatou will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Rahinatou lives on the plains of Kouritenga, home to approximately 30,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or cement floors, mud or 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, chicken, beef and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria, coughs and meningitis. Most adults in Kouritenga are unemployed but some work as day laborers or market traders and earn the equivalent of $30 per month. This community needs employment opportunities and tuition assistance.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of AD Temple Beneja Kouritenga Child Development Center to provide Rahinatou with Bible teaching, hygiene education, medical checkups, community service opportunities, group games, social club activities, tuition and vocational skills training. In addition, reading and writing skills training is available for non-schooled children. Ninety-eight 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: Southwest of Ouagadougou

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