I would like to welcome a new member to our family!
This is Velina Kyakimwa! She is 5.5 years old and her birthday is August 24th. She is our sponsor child through Compassion International.
Here's what we know about where she lives...
Your sponsored child lives in the hillside community of Kabatunda, home to approximately 83,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of dirt floors, mud walls and thatch roofs. The primary ethnic group is Bakonzo and the most commonly spoken language is Lhukonzo. The regional diet consists of beans, bananas and cassava. Common health problems in this area include cholera, malaria and diarrhea. Most adults in Kabatunda are unemployed but some work as farmers and earn the equivalent of $3 per month. This community needs employment opportunities and affordable education. Your sponsorship allows the staff of Kabatunda Child Development Center to provide your sponsored child with Bible teaching, medical care, health and hygiene campaigns, recreational activities, nutritious food, social events, opportunities for community service, cultural programs, counseling, skills training, tuition, educational classes and domestic supplies. The center staff will also provide meetings for the parents or guardians of your sponsored child.