Akoele lives with her mother. Her mother is sometimes employed. Akoele works at home helping in the kitchen. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Akoele participates in church activities and Bible class. She is also in primary school where her performance is average. Playing group games is her favorite activity.
Please remember Akoele in your prayers. Your love and support will help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.
Akoele lives on the plains of Dalavemondji, home to approximately 13,200 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, brick walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group and language is Ewe.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, fish, cassava, rice and potatoes. A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults in Dalavemondji work as subsistence farmers or market traders and earn the equivalent of $30 per month. This community needs improved sanitation, a primary school, vocational training centers, income-generating activities, medical centers and water.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of CDE Abraham City to provide Akoele with Bible teaching, choir, hygiene and nutrition education, games, health screenings, field trips, community service opportunities, tutoring and educational materials. The center staff will also provide training for the parents or guardians of Akoele.
Togo is a small country located in Western Africa. Despite its size, it includes several distinct geographic regions: gently rolling savanna in north; hills in the central part of the country; southern plateau; and low coastal plain with many lagoons and marshes. The climate is as diverse as the geography: tropical in the south to semi-arid in the north.
The people of Togo are made up of more than 37 different African tribes, the most prevalent being Ewe, Mina, and Kabre. French is the official language, along with four regional African languages. More than half of the population practices a religion made up of indigenous beliefs, while the remaining are split between Christianity and Islam. Togo's economy is based mostly on commercial and subsistence agriculture, with cotton being the most important cash crop. Cocoa and coffee are exported as well. Togo is also the world's fourth-largest producer of phosphate. Economic instability has lead to 32% of the population in Togo living below the poverty line.
French Togoland became Togo in 1960. Beginning in 1967, Togo was ruled by a military general whose Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) party has maintained power almost continually since that time. The RPT still maintains a majority of seats in today's legislature. Upon the president's death in 2005, the military installed his son and then engineered his formal election two months later, beginning Togo's transition to a democracy and leading to its first legitimate elections in October 2007. While Togo has a long history of political unrest and has been accused numerous times of human rights violations, recently it has achieved some political stability and recognition in the international community.
Map of Togo
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