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Eric Ebo Mensah  

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  • Age: 11
  • Birthday: April 14, 2003
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Ghana
  • Center: Amazing Grace Child Development Center
  • Child ID: GH2180294
    • Waiting: 418 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
Eric lives with his father and his mother. At home, duties include running errands and cleaning. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother maintains the home. There are 3 children in the family.

Soccer, running and playing group games are Eric's favorite activities. In primary school his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.

Because of your sponsorship, Eric will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Eric lives on the plains of Breman Asikuma, home to approximately 12,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, adobe walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Breman.

The regional diet consists of maize, fish, bread, cassava, plantains and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria and anemia. Most adults are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $8 per month. This community needs recreational facilities, libraries and school supplies.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Amazing Grace Child Development Center to provide Eric with Bible teaching, indoor and outdoor games, social clubs, English courses and math and integrated science classes. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Eric.
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.

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Child's Location: Northeast of Cape Coast

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  • Food and clean water
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