In her home, Josephine helps by washing clothes, helping in the kitchen and running errands. She lives with her father and her mother. Her father is employed and her mother maintains the home. There are 2 children in the family.
Singing, jumping rope and hide-and-seek are Josephine's favorite activities. In primary school her performance is average and she also regularly attends church activities and Bible class.
Your love and support will help Josephine to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Josephine lives in the coastal community of Kokomlemle/Ayawaso, home to approximately 335,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement with corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic groups are Gas and Hausa and the most commonly spoken languages are Ga and Hausa.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, fish, bread, cassava, plantains, beef and rice. Common health problems in this area include malaria, diarrhea, colds and coughs. Half of the adults are unemployed but some work as petty traders and earn the equivalent of $20 per month. This community needs employment opportunities, tuition assistance and educational materials.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Eden Revival Child Development Center to provide Josephine with Bible teaching, medical screening, health education, sports and academic support. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of Josephine.
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: South of Accra