Dieudonne lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. Dieudonne works at home running errands. There are 2 children in the family.
Dieudonne is not presently attending school. Playing with friends is his favorite activity. He also attends Bible class regularly.
Please remember Dieudonne in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Dieudonne lives on the plains of Navielgane, home to approximately 2,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud or brick walls and tin roofs.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, fish, bread, beef, rice and goat. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea, typhoid, meningitis, coughs, infections and chicken pox. Most adults in Navielgane are unemployed but some work as day laborers, subsistence farmers or market traders and earn the equivalent of $30 per month. This community needs tuition assistance, schools, employment opportunities and medical centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Evangelical Assembly of Pentecost Child Development Center to provide Dieudonne with Bible teaching, hygiene education, medical checkups, environmental cleaning opportunities, group games and social activities. The children in this project do not attend school because they are underage; therefore, the project staff will provide reading and writing classes.
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: South of Diebougou