Christine lives with her father and her mother. At home, duties include running errands. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 5 children in the family.
Christine is not presently attending school. Playing with dolls and playing group games are her favorite activities. She also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.
Please remember Christine in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Christine lives on the plains of Secteur 15/Quezzin-Ville, home to approximately 30,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Bobo and the most commonly spoken language is Dioula.
The regional diet consists of maize. Most adults work as day laborers, market traders, street vendors, subsistence farmers, in domestic services, on plantations or in factories and earn the equivalent of $3 per month. This community needs more public schools, adult literacy programs, income-generating activities and qualified teachers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Christian Alliance Church ABC Annexe of Ouezzin-Ville Sud Child Development Center to provide Christine with Bible teaching, health and hygiene education, supplemental food, vaccinations, indoor and outdoor games, community service opportunities, talent development, life skills training, educational field trips and career guidance.
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