Eugenia lives with her father and her mother. Her duties at home include carrying water, washing clothes and running errands. There are 5 children in the family. Her father is sometimes employed as a farmer and her mother is sometimes employed.
For fun, Eugenia enjoys singing, jumping rope and running. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.
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 on the plains of Somanya, home to approximately 21,800 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, mud walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Krobos and the most commonly spoken language is Krobo.
The regional diet consists of maize and cassava (root). Common health problems in this area include malaria and HIV. Most adults in Somanya work as day laborers or street vendors and earn the equivalent of $20 per month. This community needs schools, employment opportunities and a shopping center.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Glorious Baptist Child Development Centre to provide Eugenia with Bible studies, health screenings, malaria prevention education, drama classes, field trips, community service opportunities, school tuition, scholastic materials and counseling. The center staff will also provide 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: Northeast of Accra