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Daniel Idani  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: September 10, 2007
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Burkina Faso
  • Center: Eglise Evangélique SIM Binadeni CDC
  • Child ID: BF2110184
    • Waiting: 305 days for a sponsor. Urgent need for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Daniel lives with his grandfather and his mother. His duties at home include caring for children, caring for animals and running errands. There are 3 children in the family. His grandfather is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Daniel participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, running and playing group games are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Daniel to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Daniel lives on the plains of Binadeni, home to approximately 2,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or cement floors, mud walls and tin or thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Gulmance and the most commonly spoken language is Gulmancema.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, beef and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria, coughs, meningitis and diarrhea. Most adults in Binadeni are unemployed but some work as animal herders, subsistence farmers or market traders and earn the equivalent of $20 per month. This community needs tuition assistance and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Eglise Evangélique SIM de Binadeni Child Development Center to provide Daniel with Bible teaching, hygiene education, medical checkups, community service opportunities, group games, tuition and vocational skills training. Seventy-one percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Daniel.
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 Fada N'Gourma

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