Eugenia makes her home with her mother. Running errands is her household duty. Her mother is sometimes employed. There are 3 children in the family.
Eugenia is not presently attending school. Playing with dolls and playing group games are her favorite activities. She also attends church activities and Bible class regularly.
Because of your sponsorship, Eugenia will have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank you for your concern and prayers.
Eugenia lives in the hillside community of Atimpoku, home to approximately 6,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Akwamu and the most commonly spoken languages are Twi and Ewe.
The regional diet consists of maize, bread, cassava, rice and yams. A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults in Atimpoku work as street vendors and earn the equivalent of $33 per month. This community needs a drainage system, libraries, employment opportunities and playgrounds.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Emmanuel Child Development Center to provide Eugenia with Bible studies, spiritual counseling, health screenings, malaria prevention education, health education, school fees, educational materials and handiwork skills training. The center staff will also provide parenting education and counseling for the parents or guardians of Eugenia.
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: Southwest of Ho