Tatiana lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include washing clothes, helping in the kitchen and running errands. There are 4 children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a farmer.
For fun, Tatiana enjoys playing with dolls, jumping rope and listening to music. She attends Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is below average.
Please remember Tatiana in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Tatiana lives on the plains of Secteur 3, home to approximately 3,500 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of beans, bananas, bread, beef, plantains, rice, potatoes, goat and pork.
Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea and eye diseases. Most adults in Secteur 3 work in agriculture and earn the equivalent of $40 per month. This community needs more schools, tuition assistance, housing, food, clothing and HIV/AIDS awareness training.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Pentecostal Church of Kaya Child Development Center to provide Tatiana with Bible teaching, games, health and hygiene education, health screenings, social clubs, tuition and field trips. In addition, reading and writing skills teaching is available for non-schooled children. The center staff will also provide educational monthly meetings and HIV/AIDS awareness training for the parents or guardians of Tatiana.
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 Kaya