Loudina lives with her mother. Her duties at home include carrying water, helping in the kitchen and running errands. There are 3 children in the family. Her mother is employed.
For fun, Loudina enjoys playing a musical instrument, singing and playing with dolls. She attends church activities, Bible class and choir regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.
Your love and support will help Loudina to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Loudina lives on the plains of Breman Asikuma, home to approximately 15,100 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The regional diet consists of maize, fish, bread, cassava, plantains and rice.
Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea and tuberculosis. Most adults in Breman Asikuma are unemployed but some work as subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $13 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, a community center, vocational training, libraries and educational materials.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Shiloh Child Development Center to provide Loudina with Bible teaching, outdoor and indoor games, social clubs and English, math and integrated science classes. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Loudina.
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: Northeat of Cape Coast