Abasse lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include carrying water, helping in the kitchen and running errands. His father is sometimes employed as a seller in the market and his mother is sometimes employed.
Abasse is not presently attending school. Soccer, playing with marbles and hide-and-seek are his favorite activities. He also attends Bible class regularly.
Please remember Abasse in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Abasse lives in the community of Secteur 11/Colma - Ville, home to approximately 14,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt or cement floors, mud or cement walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Mossi and the most commonly spoken language is Dioula.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, fish, beef, goat, bread and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria, typhoid and meningitis. Most adults are unemployed but some work as day laborers, subsistence farmers or in domestic services and earn the equivalent of $22 per month. This community needs secondary schools and employment opportunities.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Allons a Bethel Child Development Center to provide Abasse with Bible teaching, hygiene education, medical checkups, group games, social clubs, tuition and vocational skills training. Forty-two percent of the children at this project do not attend school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide discipleship, HIV/AIDS awareness training and parenting classes for the parents or guardians of Abasse.
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 Bobo-dioulasso