Tuesday, June 14 th, 2016

We​ ​are​ ​happy​ ​to​ ​announce​ ​we​ ​have​ ​adopted​ ​a​ ​new​ ​child​ ​in​ ​need.​ ​​ ​:-) Her​ ​name​ ​is​ ​Safieta​ ​and​ ​she​ ​comes​ ​from​ ​Burkina​ ​Faso.​ ​Her​ ​village​ ​is​ ​relatively​ ​close​ ​to​ ​the main​ ​city:​ ​Ouagadougou.​ ​Although​ ​she​ ​is​ ​little,​ ​she​ ​helps​ ​her​ ​family​ ​in​ ​their​ ​daily​ ​efforts​ ​to survive.​ ​Her​ ​hobby​ ​is​ ​playing​ ​with​ ​cans.

Safieta’s​ ​parents​ ​are​ ​illiterate​ ​farmers​ ​who​ ​fight​ ​for​ ​the​ ​lives​ ​of​ ​their​ ​three​ ​kids​ ​along​ ​with their​ ​own.​ ​Her​ ​father​ ​-​ ​Rasmane​ ​-​ ​born​ ​in​ ​1964,​ ​tries​ ​to​ ​protect​ ​the​ ​family​ ​by​ ​all​ ​means. However,​ ​the​ ​unfavourable​ ​weather​ ​conditions​ ​and​ ​the​ ​land’s​ ​poverty​ ​go​ ​against​ ​the​ ​family’s strong​ ​spirit.​ ​The​ ​cultivation​ ​of​ ​corn,​ ​sorghum​ ​and​ ​millet​ ​has​ ​proven​ ​to​ ​be​ ​rather​ ​challenging. The​ ​family​ ​sleeps​ ​in​ ​a​ ​house​ ​covered​ ​only​ ​with​ ​metal​ ​sheets​ ​that​ ​are​ ​quite​ ​unstable​ ​during storms.​ ​The​ ​few​ ​hens​ ​and​ ​goats​ ​the​ ​family​ ​breeds​ ​alleviate​ ​their​ ​food​ ​concerns​ ​only​ ​partially. Safieta’s​ ​mother​ ​-​ ​Korotimi​ ​-​ ​born​ ​in​ ​1988,​ ​sells​ ​cakes​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​earn​ ​more​ ​money​ ​for​ ​the family,​ ​but​ ​unfortunately​ ​this​ ​only​ ​covers​ ​their​ ​very​ ​basic​ ​needs.​ ​The​ ​brother​ ​of​ ​Safieta​ ​- Sayouba​ ​(2009)​ ​-​ ​is​ ​the​ ​only​ ​happy​ ​family​ ​member​ ​who​ ​attends​ ​primary​ ​school.​ ​Their​ ​bigger sister​ ​-​ ​Aguera​ ​(2006)​ ​could​ ​not​ ​attend​ ​school.

In​ ​reality,​ ​Safieta’s​ ​family​ ​hardy​ ​makes​ ​both​ ​ends​ ​meet.​ ​Their​ ​primary​ ​meal​ ​is​ ​​Tô,​ ​that​ ​is cereal​ ​with​ ​vegetable​ ​sauce.​ ​Safieta’s​ ​parents​ ​need​ ​support​ ​to​ ​feed​ ​the​ ​whole​ ​family​ ​and provide​ ​Safieta​ ​with​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​get​ ​education.

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