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Ivonne Zongo  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: December 3, 2008
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Burkina Faso
  • Center: Gogo Apostolic Mission Church CDC
  • Child ID: BF3580262
    • Waiting: 226 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Ivonne lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include carrying water, gathering firewood and helping in the kitchen. There are 4 children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a farmer.

Ivonne is not presently attending school. Singing, hide-and-seek and playing group games are her favorite activities. She also attends Bible class regularly.

Please remember Ivonne in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Ivonne lives on the plains of Gogo, home to approximately 2,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, brick walls and thatched 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 millet. Common health problems in this area include malaria, meningitis and diarrhea. Most adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers, subsistence farmers or market traders and earn the equivalent of $44 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, health education and tuition assistance.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Gogo Apostolic Mission Church Child Development Center to provide Ivonne with Bible teaching, hygiene education, medical checkups, group games, nutritious food and tuition. Forty-three percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide HIV/AIDS awareness education and parenting skills classes for the parents or guardians of Ivonne.
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: Southwest of Ouagadougou

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