Jean makes his home with his father and his mother. Running errands and cleaning are his household duties. His father is not employed and his mother is sometimes employed. There are 5 children in the family.
For fun, Jean enjoys soccer, playing with marbles and hide-and-seek. He attends Bible class regularly and is in primary school where his performance is average.
Your love and support will help Jean to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Jean lives on the plains of Wayalguin, home to approximately 40,000 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, guinea pig, fish, bread, beef, millet, goat and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria, respiratory illnesses and dermatitis. Most adults in Wayalguin work as welders and earn the equivalent of $27 per month. This community needs schools.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Baptist Wayalguin Child Development Center to provide Jean with Bible teaching, recreational activities, medical exams, health and hygiene education, opportunities for community service, social events, field trips, tuition and literacy training. The center staff will also provide meetings, Bible teaching and educational workshops for the parents or guardians of Jean.
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 Ouagadougou