Christelle lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother is sometimes employed. Christelle works at home caring for children and running errands. There are 2 children in the family.
Christelle is not presently attending school. Playing with dolls, hide-and-seek and playing group games are her favorite activities. She also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.
Please remember Christelle in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Christelle lives on the plains of Secteur N°4 Sibiougou, home to approximately 3,500 residents. Typical house are constructed of dirt 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, beans, fish, bread, beef, rice and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea, eye diseases, coughs and colds. Most adults are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $61 per month. This community needs schools, tuition assistance, food, housing and income-generating activities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Croissance Student Center to provide Christelle with Bible teaching, health and hygiene education, games, sports, social clubs, community service opportunities and field trips. Forty-four percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide income-generating activities, monthly meetings and parenting skills training for the parents or guardians of Christelle.
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 Kaya