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Susua Kereto  

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  • Age: 17
  • Birthday: August 28, 1997
  • Gender: Female
  • Location: Kenya
  • Center: Oloontoto PEFA Child Development Center
  • Child ID: KE5540003
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Susua lives with her mother. Her duties at home include cleaning. There are 3 children in the family. Her mother is sometimes employed.

For fun, Susua enjoys playing group games. She attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in primary school where her performance is average.

Your love and support will help Susua to receive the assistance she needs to develop her potential. Please pray for her.
Susua lives on the plains of Oloontoto, home to approximately 10,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, adobe walls and thatch roofs. The primary ethnic group is Maasai and language is Kimaasai.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, beef and potatoes. Common health problems in this area include malaria, typhoid fever, pneumonia and parasites. Most adults in Oloontoto are unemployed but some work as animal herders and earn the equivalent of $20 per month. This community needs scholastic materials and HIV/AIDS awareness programs.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Oloontoto PEFA Child Development Center to provide Susua with Bible teaching, exercise, recreational activities, drama classes, tuition and nutritious food. The center staff will also provide fellowship times for the parents or guardians of Susua.
North of the equator, Kenya is hot and dry. South of the equator are the humid coast, the temperate highlands and tropical Lake Victoria. Volcanic mountains and the Great Rift Valley occupy the west. Although the highlands around Nairobi are fertile, only 11 percent of Kenya's land is farmed.

The majority of rural farmers and herders represent more than 40 ethnic groups. Forty-five percent are Protestant, 33 percent are Catholic, 10 percent are Muslim and the rest practice indigenous beliefs. English and Swahili are the official languages. Compassion works mostly in south-central Kenya.

Before the coming of the Europeans, Kenya was peopled by waves of cattle-herding African clans. The coastal areas were also home to Arab traders. The Portuguese, Dutch and British, who gained control in 1896, later targeted this trade. During World War I, Kenya served as a British base of operations against the Germans in East Africa. After the Kikuyu-led Mau Mau Rebellion of the early 1950s, Kenya gained independence in 1963 and Jomo Kenyatta became its leader.

Self-rule continued in 1978 when President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi took power in a constitutional succession. President Moi stepped down in December of 2002 following fair and peaceful elections. Mwai Kibaki was elected president for a five-year term. He was re-elected in 2007 after controversial elections that resulted in violence, leaving over 1,000 people dead. A coalition government was formed, putting a halt to the violence.

Map of Kenya

Child's Location: South of Nairobi

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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