Daudi makes his home with his father and his mother. Gathering firewood, buying or selling in the market and caring for children are his household duties. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 3 children in the family.
As part of Compassion's ministry, Daudi participates in church activities, Bible class and youth group. He is also in high school where his performance is average. Soccer, singing and telling stories are his favorite activities.
Please remember Daudi in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Daudi lives on the plains of Gairo, home to approximately 20,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and corrugated iron roofs. The primary ethnic group is Kagulu and the most commonly spoken languages are Kagulu and Swahili.
The regional diet consists of maize, beans, cassava and sorghum. Common health problems in this area include congestion and typhoid fever. Most adults in Gairo are unemployed but some work as animal herders or subsistence farmers and earn the equivalent of $5 per month. This community needs schools, qualified teachers, vocational training centers and modern agriculture methods training.
Your sponsorship allows the staff of Anglican St. Andrews Gairo Student Center to provide Daudi with Bible teaching, health screenings, sports and games, field trips, health education and scholastic materials. The center staff will also provide parent committees and opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Daudi.
Tanzania, formed in 1964 when Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged, is East Africa's largest country. Tanzania displays great diversity, including a low-lying coastal belt, a highland plateau populated by rich wildlife reserves and the island of Zanzibar, a former spice center. It is also home to Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. The climate ranges from tropical to nearly temperate in the highlands.
Little is known about the earliest history of Tanzania. Few artifacts before the Christian era have been found. Tanzania's vast resources have helped create industries in tobacco, sugar, diamond and gold mining, cement and tourism. Yet Tanzania remains one of the poorest countries in the world. The economy depends heavily on agriculture, which provides 85 percent of exports and employs 80 percent of the work force. But topography and climatic conditions, however, limit cultivated crops to only four percent of the land area. Swahili and English are the official languages for Tanzania's 130 ethnic groups. About one third are Christian and one third are Muslim. It's estimated that nearly 1 million people, or six percent of adults in Tanzania, have HIV/AIDS. Nearly 100 percent of the country's population is native African. Compassion works in 12 of the country's 21 zones.
European explorers, including the Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone, penetrated the country in the mid-nineteenth century and it was colonized by Germany and later Great Britain, from which it gained freedom in 1961. From independence in 1961 until the mid-1980s, Tanzania was a one-party state with a socialist model of economic development. Beginning in the mid-1980s, under the administration of President Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Tanzania undertook a number of political and economic reforms. Two parliamentary by-elections in early 1994 were the first-ever multiparty elections in Tanzanian history.
Map of Tanzania
Child's Location: West of Morogoro