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Balkissa Ouoba  

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  • Age: 4
  • Birthday: March 17, 2010
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Burkina Faso
  • Center: Eglise Centrale EE/SIM Diapangou Child Development Center
  • Child ID: BF2080177
    • Waiting: 200 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Balkissa makes her home with her father and her mother. Running errands is her household duty. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 4 children in the family.

Balkissa is not presently attending school. Playing with dolls and playing group games are her favorite activities. She also attends Bible class regularly.

Your love and support will help Balkissa to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Balkissa lives on the plains of Diapangou, home to approximately 12,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Gulmancéba and the most commonly spoken language is Gulmacéma.

The regional diet consists of maize and beans. Common health problems in this area include malaria, stomach illnesses and meningitis. Most adults are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $30 per month. This community needs vocational training and income-generating activities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Eglise Central EE/SIM Diapangou Child Development Center to provide Balkissa with Bible teaching, health screenings, nutritious food, exercises, group games, tutoring and recreational activities. Eighty-six percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide parenting and health education for the parents and guardians of Balkissa.
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 Fada-Ngourma

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