Ebenezer lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed. Ebenezer works at home carrying water, washing clothes and helping in the kitchen. There are 2 children in the family.
For fun, Ebenezer enjoys soccer, swimming and singing. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in middle school where his performance is average.
Please remember Ebenezer in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Ebenezer lives on the plains of Domiabra, home to approximately 1,600 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Gas and the most commonly spoken language is Ga.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, fish, bread, cassava, plantains and rice. A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $14 per month. This community needs improved sanitation, employment opportunities, scholastic materials and recreation centers.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Domiabra Methodist Child Development Center to provide Ebenezer with Bible classes, health screening, hygiene education, vaccinations, outdoor and indoor games, social clubs, tuition and vocational counseling. The center staff will also provide hygiene and nutrition education and HIV/AIDS awareness programs for the parents or guardians of Ebenezer.
The Republic of Ghana is a coastal country in western Africa with a tropical climate. This small country is hot and humid as it borders the Gulf of Guinea. Once called the Gold Coast, Ghana is rich in natural resources including gold, diamonds and rubber. Even though the country is wealthy in resources, about 45 percent of the population lives in extreme poverty, making less than U.S.$1 a day.
Most of Ghana's more than 23 million people live in cities. About 98 percent of the population is African, split among six major tribes. But Ghana is flooded with refugees from its neighbors - war-torn Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Togo. Nearly 69 percent of the population is Christian, 16 percent is Muslim, and 8 percent follow indigenous beliefs. English is the official language, but some people speak native African languages such as Akan, Moshi-Dagomba, Ewe and Ga. Compassion works primarily in the coastal region in southern Ghana.
Though Ghana was the first British colonial country in Africa to gain its independence, it has been plagued by political violence since it was established in 1957. Between 1957 and 1979, Ghana experienced a series of bloody and bloodless coups. Finally in 1992, a new constitution establishing a multiparty government was adopted and remains in place today. John Kufuor was elected Ghana's president in 2000, and began serving his second term in 2004.
Map of Ghana
Child's Location: Northwest of Accra