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Francis Tawiah  

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  • Age: 5
  • Birthday: June 4, 2009
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Ghana
  • Center: Trinity Baptist Child Development Center
  • Child ID: GH8080252
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
Francis lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. Francis works at home carrying water and running errands. There are 4 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Francis participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in kindergarten where his performance is average. Soccer, playing with cars and playing group games are his favorite activities.

Your love and support will help Francis to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Francis lives in the coastal community of Ayensudo, home to approximately 1,900 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and thatched or iron sheet roofs. The primary ethnic group is Fantis and the most commonly spoken language is Fanti.

The regional diet consists of maize, fish, bread, cassava, plantains and rice. Common health problems in this area include diarrhea, malaria and rashes. Most adults in Ayensudo are unemployed but some work as day laborers or street vendors and earn the equivalent of $26 per month. This community needs schools and recreation centers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Trinity Baptist Child Development Center to provide Francis with Bible studies, health screenings, health education, tuition, educational materials and handiwork skills training. The center staff will also provide child care education for the parents or guardians of Francis.
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: West of Cape Coast

This child lives in an AIDS-affected area. In Africa, the disease has impacted the entire continent, creating a generation of orphans and vulnerable children. God can use you to help ease the pain of a child in desperate need.

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Your tax-deductible contribution of just $38 a month connects a child living in poverty with a loving, church-based Child Sponsorship Program.

Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
  • Medical care
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  • Important life-skills training
  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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When children find out they've been sponsored, the joy they feel is indescribable. Just knowing that someone across the globe cares means more than you can imagine. Sponsoring a child in need will profoundly change the future for your child, and will change your own life as well.