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Daniel Baya Kadenge  

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  • Age: 7
  • Birthday: March 19, 2007
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Kenya
  • Center: Pentecostal Acts Center Madzimbani Child Development Center
  • Child ID: KE5920130
    • Waiting: 298 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
Daniel lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a laborer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. Daniel works at home carrying water, helping in the kitchen and cleaning. There are 2 children in the family.

As part of Compassion's ministry, Daniel participates in church activities and Bible class. He is also in primary school where his performance is average. Playing group games is his favorite activity.

Your love and support will help Daniel to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Daniel lives in the community of Giriama, home to approximately 15,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Mijikenda and the most commonly spoken language is Giriama.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans and fish. A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults in Giriama are unemployed but some work as day laborers and earn the equivalent of $25 per month. This community needs tuition assistance and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Pentecostal Acts Center Madzimbani Child Development Center to provide Daniel with Bible teaching, medical care, counseling and tuition assistance. Twenty-eight percent of the children in this project are not attending school because there is a negative attitude toward education in this community. The center staff will also provide nutritious food for the parents or guardians or Daniel.
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.

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Child's Location: Northwest of Mombasa

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  • Food and clean water
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