In her home, Eugénie helps by carrying water, sewing and washing clothes. She lives with her stepfather and her stepmother. Her stepfather is sometimes employed as a farmer and her stepmother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 2 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Eugénie participates in Bible class and choir. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Playing with dolls and playing group games are her favorite activities.
Your love and support will help Eugénie to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Eugénie lives on the plains of Barkundba, home to approximately 3,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud or concrete brick walls and corrugated iron or thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Fulany and the most commonly spoken language is Fulfulde.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, guinea pig, fish, bread, beef, rice, potatoes and goat. A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $15 per month.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Apostolic Mission of Barkundba Child Development Center to provide Eugénie with Bible teaching, health activities, hygiene education, social clubs, community service opportunities, games and tuition. In addition, reading and writing skills classes are available for non-schooled children. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings, HIV/AIDs awareness training and evangelism for the parents or guardians of Eugénie.
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: Northeast of Ouagadougou