In her home, Congo helps by washing clothes, running errands and cleaning. She lives with her grandfather and her grandmother. Her grandfather is sometimes employed as a farmer and her grandmother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 4 children in the family.
For fun, Congo enjoys rolling a hoop and playing group games. She attends Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.
Please remember Congo in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Congo lives on the plains of Passoutinga, home to approximately 4,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, brick walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group is Mossi and the most commonly spoken language is Mooré.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, guinea pig, fish, bread, beef, rice, potatoes, chicken and millet. A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults in Passoutinga are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $4 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, health facilities and affordable education.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of ERAD Passoutinga Child Development Center to provide Congo with Bible teaching, hygiene education, recreational activities, social clubs and academic tuition. The center staff will also provide monthly meetings and HIV awareness training for the parents or guardians of Congo.
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: Southwest of Ouagadougou