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Séidina Ousmane Kanazoé  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: May 1, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Burkina Faso
  • Center: CIE Nouna Sector N°6 CDC
  • Child ID: BF3150144
    • Waiting: 299 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Séidina lives with his father and his mother. He is responsible for running errands. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 4 children in the family.

Séidina is not presently attending school. Soccer and playing group games are his favorite activities. He also attends Bible class regularly.

Because of your sponsorship, Séidina will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Séidina lives on the plains of Sector N°6 Nouna, home to approximately 6,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt and have tin or thatched roofs.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, guinea pig, bread, rice. goat and millet. Common health problems in this area include malaria and diarrhea. Most adults are unemployed but some work as animal herders, subsistence farmers or market traders and earn the equivalent of $2 per month. This community needs tuition assistance, employment opportunities and income-generating activities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of CIE Nouna Sector N°6 Child Development Center to provide Séidina with Bible teaching, medical checkups, nutritious food, games, group activities and choir. All the children in this project are currently not attending school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide income-generating activities and monthly meetings for the parents or guardians of Séidina.
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: Southeast of Nouna

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