Celestine lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include washing clothes, making beds and helping in the kitchen. There are 6 children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed as a farmer.
For fun, Celestine enjoys singing, playing with dolls and jumping rope. She attends church activities, Bible class and youth group regularly and is in high school where her performance is average.
Your love and support will help Celestine to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Celestine lives on the plains of Lanoayiri, home to approximately 126,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe 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, chicken, guinea pig, fish, bread, beef, rice, potatoes and millet. Common health problems in this area include malaria, conjunctivitis, dermatitis, mumps, toothaches and stomachaches. Most adults in Lanoayiri work as brick makers and earn the equivalent of $55 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, awareness on the importance of education, income-generating activities and tuition assistance.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of MBIIE Lanoayiri Child Development Center to provide Celestine with Bible teaching, games, health education, civic instruction, tuition and etiquette 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: Southeast of Ouagadougou