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Mohamed Pengdwende Sawadogo  

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  • Age: 6
  • Birthday: July 7, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Burkina Faso
  • Center: EAC Wayalghin/CDC
  • Child ID: BF4670039
    • Waiting: 337 days for a sponsor. Urgent need for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
In his home, Mohamed helps by helping in the kitchen and running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 3 children in the family.

Mohamed is not presently attending school. Soccer and playing group games are his favorite activities. He also attends Bible class regularly.

Your love and support will help Mohamed to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Mohamed lives on the plains of Wayalghin, home to approximately 2,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, mud walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Mossi and the most commonly spoken language is Moore.

The regional diet consists of maize and millet (grain). Common health problems in this area include malaria, stomach aches, coughs and dysentery. Most adults are unemployed but some work as street vendors, subsistence farmers, market traders or in domestic services and earn the equivalent of $20 per month. This community needs tuition assistance and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of EAC Wayalghin/CDC to provide Mohamed with Bible teaching, medical checkups, hygiene lessons, community service opportunities, group games, social clubs, field trips, tuition and vocational training. One hundred percent of children in this project do not attend school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide educational meetings and income generating activities for the parents or guardians of Mohamed.
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: Northern Ouagadougou

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