Abdoul Samad Z. would like to see candy when she grows up. She likes to pretend to cook and her favorite dish is rice. She helps at home by washing dishes.

Adama Asima T. is called Asima. His father died when he was very young. His mother sells little plastic bags of frozen lemon drink to support the family. Asima likes to play soccer with his friends. His favorite food is macaroni.

Adja Fatoumata D. has a younger brother, but her only sister died last year. Her father makes metal furniture and her mother is a housewife. Adja likes salad, peanut butter sauce, and couscous.

Appoline B. has two brothers and two sisters. One brother is in the same grade, but is not her twin. Their parents were unable to find a school for her brother until they discovered our school in Burkina Faso. She would like to be a nurse when she grows up.

Awa Y. and her high school age brother and living by themselves. Although Awa is only in third grade, she does all the cooking and cleaning for herself and her brother. Her brother gathers wood for cooking and water for drinking.

Fadilatou N. is a first grader. Her father makes metal doors and windows; her mother sells fruit. She and her friends like to pretend they are cooking. When she grows up she would like to be a nurse. Her favorite food is noodles.

Fati S. is in first grade. She likes reading and a clapping game that she plays with her sisters. Her favorite food is rice. She helps as home by washing dishes and laundry.

Jean Baptiste E. likes reading, counting, and everything at school. He would like to be an office worker when he grows up. His father works in a store and his mother makes cakes and then sells them.

Madi R. has three brothers. One of them goes to school with him. He is in second grade. He likes to read and draw and he also likes to play hide-and-seek with his friends. He wants to be a policeman when he grows up.

Maimouna K. comes from a Muslim family. Her father works as a clerk in a grocery store. Her mother is a fortune teller. Pray the Maimouna and her family come to Christ.

Mariam K.'s. father has died from AIDS. Her mother makes and sells millet cakes, a staple of West African food. She is in first grade. She likes to play with the stones in the playground. She and her friends pretend the stones are food and they are cooking them.

Mariam Z. is in third grade and her brother is in fourth. She also has four sisters. She wants to be an office manager when she grows up. She sweeps the floor to help her mom at home.

Marie D.'s mother is a Christian, but one time she went to the village and someone practiced witchcraft on her and she is now an invalid. Marie’s mother needs our prayers and so does Marie.

Oumar S.’s father is a retired policeman. His mother sells shoes and African clothing. He likes to help clean his father’s motorcycle. When he grows up he would like to fly an airplane.

Oumar T. born April 15, 2001 and is in first grade. Her father sells gas for cars. Her mother sells food. Oumar likes math and playing with her youngest brother. She would like to be a nurse when she grows up.

Paco Rodolph Z. is in second grade. He and his brother cut up boxes to make toy cars to play with. He wants to grow up to be a mechanic. His favorite food is couscous. He helps his mother grind grain, a task that fills the hours of most of the mothers.

Rachidatou Z.’s birthday is January 6, 2001 and she is in first grade. Her father sells soft drinks and water from a push cart. Rachidatou likes rice. She washed dishes to help her mother.

Razack O. was born sometime in 2000. His father drives a truck to other countries. Burkina Faso grows good tomatoes that are piled high in trucks and sold in Ghana and other surrounding countries. His mother sells bread. Razack would like to be a tailor when he grows up.

Sadjo S.’s father died when she was a baby and her mother is now sick. Her mother sells small plastic bags of frozen lemon drink. Sadjo has three brother and one sister. She runs errands for her mother.

Safiatou O. likes to play hide-and-seek with her three sisters. She also has two older brothers. When she grows up she would like to drive a car. She was born sometime in 1999, but poor people often have no recorded birthday.

Said Ben Rachid T. was born in such a poor family that we only know that he was born in the year 2000, but he wants to be a doctor when he grows up. We pray that he will be accomplish that dream.

Séphora S.’s father is an evangelical pastor. Her mother sells vegetables. Séphora has four brothers and four sisters. She likes reading and pretending to cook with her friends. She wants to make and sell cakes when she grows up.

Sophie K. is a first grader. Her father is a house painter and her mother sells wood for cooking. Sophie and her sisters like to pretend they are cooking. When she grows up she would like to be a police officer. She likes learning to write in school.

Yacouba S. needs our prayers! Although the children are learning all about Jesus in school, some of the parents do not want their children to go to church. Yacouba’s father beats him when he finds out he has gone to Sunday School, but Yacouba is determined to be a follower of Christ.