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Kevini Frank Mpondo  

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  • Age: 9
  • Birthday: August 6, 2004
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Tanzania
  • Center: Anglican Mwanzi Student Center
  • Child ID: TZ3250273
    • Waiting: 318 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
In his home, Kevini helps by helping in the kitchen and running errands. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed as a farmer and his mother is sometimes employed as a farmer. There are 2 children in the family.

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

Your love and support will help Kevini to receive the assistance he needs to develop his potential. Please pray for him.
Kevini lives on the plains of Manyoni, home to approximately 205,400 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and thatched roofs. The primary ethnic group is Nyiramba and the most commonly spoken language is Kinyiramba.

The regional diet consists of maize and beans. Common health problems in this area include malaria and water-born diseases. Most adults in Manyoni are unemployed but some work as farmers and earn the equivalent of $24 per month. This community needs job opportunities and recreational centers.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Anglican Mwanzi Student Center to provide Kevini with Bible teaching, health screening, hygiene education, recreational activities, educational materials and uniforms. The center staff will also provide meetings and opportunities for project involvement for the parents or guardians of Kevini.
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.

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Child's Location: South of Singida

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Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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