Assami lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include caring for children, washing clothes and running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 4 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Assami participates in Bible class. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Soccer, playing with marbles and hide-and-seek are his favorite activities.
Because of your sponsorship, Assami will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Assami lives in the desert community of Wemtenga, home to approximately 12,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Mossi and the most commonly spoken language is Moore.
The regional diet consists of beans and rice. A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults in Wemtenga work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $30 per month. This community needs tuition assistance, employment opportunities and medical centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Eglise de Pentecôte Kaya 2 Student Center to provide Assami with Bible teaching, hygiene education, medical checkups, environmental cleaning opportunities, group games, social clubs, tuition and vocational skills. The center staff will also provide educational monthly meetings, income-generating activities, parenting skills training and HIV/AIDS awareness for the parents or guardians of Assami.
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: Eastern Kaya