Friday, January 11, 2013

Friday Feature!! - Sakina, Steffan, Eva, Jessica, Pabitra, Manju, Ana, & Jenny

In honor of human trafficking awareness day I am featuring children that are at greater risk of being forced into the sex trade. Learn more here and here. The following children were chosen for four reasons:
1. They live in areas Compassion has identified as prone to exploitation and abuse
2. They are girls
3. They are between the ages of 7 and 13 (high risk ages)
4. They have been waiting for sponsors for a long time
Please help save one of these girls today.

Meet Sakina! I love her beautiful dress!
Sakina is eight-years-old and lives in Wayalguin, Burkina Faso, an area that is also prone to HIV/AIDS. She has been waiting for a sponsor for 353 days. Sakina lives with both parents (both are sometimes employed) and one sibling. Most adults in this area earn about $40 per month. Sakina helps her family by caring for children, running errands, and cleaning. She enjoys playing with dolls, playing group games, and jumping rope. Save this girl and change her story today! Or another at-risk girl in Burkina Faso.

Meet Steffan! Looking beautiful in blue!
Steffan is nine-years-old and lives near Mombasa, Kenya, an area that is also prone to HIV/AIDS. She has been waiting for a sponsor for 256 days. Steffan lives with both parents and two siblings. Adults in this area typically earn around $25 per month. Steffan helps her family by helping in the home and she enjoys singing and jumping rope. Save this girl and change her story today! Or another at-risk girl in Kenya.

Meet Eva! She looks so scared!
Eva is seven-years-old and lives in Kahama, Tanzania, an area that is also prone to HIV/AIDS. She has been waiting for a sponsor for 194 days. EVa lives with both parents (both are sometimes employed) and five siblings. Most adults in this area earn about $60 per month. Eva helps her family by carrying water and cleaning. She enjoys playing house, jumping rope, and hide-and-seek. Save this girl and change her story today! Or another at-risk girl in Tanzania!

Meet Jessica! Turn that frown upside down!
Jessica is seven-years-old and lives in Kamuge, Uganda, an area that is also prone to HIV/AIDS. Jessica lives with her mother and six siblings. Most adults in this area earn $6 per month. Jessica helps her family by carrying water, gathering firewood, and teaching others. For fun, she enjoys rolling a hoop, ping pong, and singing. Save this girl and change her story today! Or another at-risk girl in Uganda!

Meet Pabitra! I love her dress and little smile!!
Pabitra is eight-years-old and lives in Daine Atharockchara, Bangladesh. She has been waiting for a sponsor for 345 days. Pabitra lives with both parents and one sibling. Most adults in this area earn about $29 per month. Pabitra helps her family by carrying water and sewing. She enjoys art. Save this girl and change her story today! Or another at-risk girl in Bangladesh.

Meet Manju! I love her festive outfit!
Manju is seven-years-old and lives in Garthama, India. She has been waiting for a sponsor for 316 days. Manju lives with both parents and three siblings. Most adults in this area earn about $30 per month. Manju helps her family by buying and selling in the market. She enjoys playing house and playing group games. Save this girl and change her story today! Or another at-risk girl in India.

Meet Ana! What a beautiful little girl!
Ana is eight-years-old and lives near Santa Cruz, Bolivia. She has been waiting for a sponsor for 345 days. Ana lives with both parents and three siblings. Most adults in this area earn about $114 per month. Ana helps her family by cleaning. For fun, she enjoys playing with dolls. Save this girl and change her story today! Or another at-risk girl in Bolivia.

Meet Jenny! I love her pigtails and dress!
Jenny is seven-years-old and lives in Barrio Nuevo, Columbia. She lives with her stepfather, mother, and two siblings. Most adults in this area earn about $113 per month. Jenny helps her family by washing clothes and cleaning. She enjoys singing, telling stories, and playing hide-and-seek. Save this girl and change her story today! Or another at-risk girl in Columbia.

Bottom line is - any child living in extreme poverty is at-risk of abuse and exploitation and Compassion is saving them every single day. If none of these kids spoke to your heart, I invite you to find one that does. And if always, if you are unable to sponsor a child, please pray for these children, their safety, and that they find loving sponsors soon.

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