Sponsors have helped Burkinabé children since 2004, when Compassion teamed up with churches in Burkina Faso to fight poverty.
Where in the World?
sports: soccer, basketball
foods: beans, chicken, fufu (a peanut soup), zoom-koom (a sweet drink)
celebrations: Christmas, Easter Monday (Christians keep celebrating after Easter Sunday with this family holiday)
Claim to Fame
Africa’s biggest grower of cotton, which is often sent to other countries for sale.
elephants, lions, hippos, giraffes, gazelles, leopards
|Many people don’t get enough food or clean water.||Sponsored children eat nutritious meals and drink clean water at their Compassion centers.|
|Some kids are forced to work.||Church workers help protect children from people who may force them to work.|
|Many people haven’t had the chance to learn to read and write.||Sponsored children stay in school and get help reading and writing.|
|Burkina Faso 🇧🇫||United States 🇺🇸|
People Living in Poverty
|French, Mòoré, Bissa and Dioula||
English 79%, Spanish 13%, Indo-European 3.7%, Asian and Pacific Island 3.4%, other 1%
|Muslim 61.5%, Roman Catholic 23.3%, traditional/animist 7.8%, Protestant 6.5%, none 0.7%, other/unspecified 0.2%||
Protestant 46.5%, unaffiliated 22.8%, Roman Catholic 20.8%, Jewish 1.9%, Mormon 1.6%, other Christian 0.9%, Muslim 0.9%, Jehovah’s Witness 0.8%, Buddhist 0.7%, Hindu 0.7%, other/unspecified 2.4%
Typical Family Income
|$1,900 per year||$59,500 per year|
MAIN SOURCE: World Factbook, 2018