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Drissa Sanou  

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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: November 26, 2008
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Burkina Faso
  • Center: Christian Alliance Church of Leguema Wourobini CDC
  • Child ID: BF4680214
    • Waiting: 249 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.
Drissa lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. Drissa works at home running errands. There are 3 children in the family.

Drissa is not presently attending school. Hide-and-seek and playing group games are his favorite activities. He also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.

Your love and support will help Drissa to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Drissa lives in the hillside community of Leguema, home to approximately 7,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of stone floors, brick walls and wood, tin or thatched roofs.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans and caterpillars. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea and meningitis. Most adults in Leguema are unemployed but some work on plantations and earn the equivalent of $30 per month. This community needs schools, tuition assistance, employment opportunities and vocational training centers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Christian Alliance Church of Leguema Wourobini Child Development Center to provide Drissa with Bible teaching, hygiene education, medical checkups, community service opportunities, group games and tuition. Sixty-five percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are underage. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings and discipleship for the parents or guardians of Drissa.
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: Northeast of Bobo-Dioulasso

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