Wendtoin lives with her father and her mother. She is responsible for running errands and cleaning. Her father is sometimes employed and her mother is sometimes employed. There are 5 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Wendtoin participates in church activities and Bible class. She is also in high school where her performance is average. Playing with dolls, jumping rope and playing ball games are her favorite activities.
Please remember Wendtoin in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Wendtoin lives on the plains of Pissy, home to approximately 45,200 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, fish, bread, beef, millet and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria, meningitis and typhoid fever. Most adults in Pissy are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $27 per month. This community needs schools and income-generating activities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Apostolic Mission Pissy Child Development Center to provide Wendtoin with Bible teaching, sports, health screenings, health and hygiene education, community service opportunities, social clubs, tuition and etiquette training. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings, discipleship lessons, income-generating activities and parenting skills training for the parents or guardians of Wendtoin.
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