In her home, Nemata helps by caring for children, caring for animals and cleaning. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 5 children in the family.
Nemata is not presently attending school. Playing group games is her favorite activity. She also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.
Because of your sponsorship, Nemata will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Nemata lives on the plains of Korsimoro, home to approximately 5,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Moose 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 and eye diseases. Most adults are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $4 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, medical centers and tuition assistance.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDE/Eglise de Pentecôte Korsimoro to provide Nemata with Bible teaching, hygiene education, medical checkups, community service opportunities, group games and tuition. Sixty-nine percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide income-generating activities, monthly meetings and parenting skills for the parents or guardians of Nemata.
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: South of Kaya