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Nana Alizeta  

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  • Age: 16
  • Birthday: March 19, 1998
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Burkina Faso
  • Center: Apostolique Tanghin CDC
  • Child ID: BF1510085
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
In her home, Alizeta helps by carrying water, sewing and caring for children. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 5 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Alizeta participates in Bible class. She is also in high school where her performance is average. Playing house, jumping rope and bicycling are her favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Alizeta to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Alizeta lives on the plains of Tanghin, home to approximately 42,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group is Mossi and the most commonly spoken language is Moore.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bread, guinea pig, beef, rice and porridge. Common health problems in this area include malaria, colds and infections. Most adults in Tanghin are unemployed but some work as petty traders or as gardeners and earn the equivalent of $13 per month. This community needs affordable education and income-generating activities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Apostolique Tanghin CDC to provide Alizeta with Bible teaching, recreational activities, health and hygiene instruction, medical exams, social events, opportunities for community service, tuition and literacy training. The center staff will also provide Bible teaching and educational meetings for the parents or guardians of Alizeta.
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: In Ougadougou

This child lives in an AIDS-affected area. In Africa, the disease has impacted the entire continent, creating a generation of orphans and vulnerable children. God can use you to help ease the pain of a child in desperate need.

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