Amadine lives with her father and her mother. She is responsible for sewing, caring for children and helping in the kitchen. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.
For fun, Amadine enjoys playing house, playing with dolls and playing group games. She attends Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.
Because of your sponsorship, Amadine will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Amadine lives on the plains of Barkoundouba, 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 regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, guinea pig, fish, bread, beef, rice, potatoes and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea, skin diseases and respiratory infections. Most adults are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $28 per month.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Apostolic Mission of Barkoundouba Child Development Center to provide Amadine 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 Amadine.
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