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Meet sponsored twins Awa and Nafissatou Kabore

Location: Secteur 24 N1, 8km east of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Born: 6 June 2010
Project: BF-606, AD Saabtenga Child Development Centre
Sponsorship: September 2014

Awa Kabore

Aww Kabore:  Awa lives with her father and her mother.  Her duties at home include making beds and doing odd jobs.  

There are 4 children in the family.  Her father occasionally works as a rural worker and her mother occasionally works as a rural worker.  Due to low income her family struggles to survive.

Awa is not presently attending school.  Hide and seek and playing group games are her favourite activities.  She also attends Bible class regularly.

Please remember Awa in your prayers.  Your love and support help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.

Natissatou Kabore

Nafisssatou Kabore:  Nafissatou lives with her father and her mother.  Her duties at home include are the same as her sister Awa, making beds and doing odd jobs.

Awa is not presently attending school.  Hide and seek and playing group games are her favourite activities.  She also attends Bible class regularly.

Please remember Awa in your prayers.  Your love and support help her to receive the assistance she needs to grow and develop.

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Burkina Faso, North West Africa

Country Information: Approximately 36% of children in Burkina Faso suffer from stunted growth, often as a result of malnutrition, and incidences of malaria, respiratory infection and diarrhoea are also high.  The country currently holds the highest infant mortality rate of all Compassion's field countries, with approximately 82 infants dying for every 1000 born.

Compassion International began working in Burkina Faso in 2004.  Over 19,000 children participate in around 93 child development centres.  Compassion Australia assists over 19,000 of these children.  Compassion's goal is to reach out to Burkinabe children; helping provide for them the opportunity to rise above their circumstances and become all God has created them to be.

Awa and Nafissatou lives in the community of Saabtenga, home to approximately 8,000 residents.  Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, brick walls and in or thatched roofs.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, chicken, guinea pig, bread, rice and millet.  Common health problems in this area include malaria and diarrhoea.  Most adults in Saabtenga are unemployed but some work as animal herders, subsistence farmers or market traders and earn the equivalent of $US10 per month.  This community needs tuition assistance, employment opportunities and income-generating activities.

Our sponsorship allows the staff of AD Saabtenga Child Development Centre to provide Awa and Nafissatou with Bible teaching, medical check-ups, nutritious food, games, group activities, choir, handicraft training and music classes.  Ninety-eight percent of the children in this project are not attending school because they are underage.  The centre staff will also provide income-generating activities and monthly meetings for Awa and Nafissatou's parents.

Because or our sponsorship, both Awa and Nafissatou have new opportunities to learn and grow physically, mentally and spiritually.

thank you

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